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best powerhead?

Post by satchmofish » Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:47 pm

whats the best kind of powerhead to get? also, where is the best place to get cleaner packages. all my snails died & i need to restock.
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Post by mykpoz » Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:45 am

tunze stream line for sure... but your looking at a good bit of money per power head...


one that myself and others like are the rio seio series. They are not that expensive, and can be stripped down and look close to what the tunze look like. They provide a nice wide current, compaired to other power heads like MJ's

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Post by Jahdiel » Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:02 am

If you make it out this way this week, we can show you ours, I love them (seio) and would not go back to the previous ones.
Also, lets find were we can get a deal on them if several of us go in together. We need to get more snails. I am not into the other forms of cleaners. I find that the snails of different species do a great job all on their own.
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Post by mykpoz » Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:11 am

I am about to order two 820's for my tank, and would consider holding off for a bit, if we can get enough people together to get a decent price... who knows... if the price is good enough, i may get a 3rd :P

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Post by Jahdiel » Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:29 am

Where are you getting your 820s from and for how much if I may ask
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Post by mykpoz » Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:36 am

petsolutions/drfostersmith i think they are right around 40 bucks


getting free shipping on orders over 60 bucks so lets just say 2 for 80 bucks

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Post by Jahdiel » Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:49 am

It's up to you, but we have 2 or 3 of them we could sell you for 40 each save yourself some $ for something else. They are 820s and we just bought them last year. I have them in my 75 right now, but I want to go with only 1 stronger one. Let me know.
But I do still want to go in on snails with someone.
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Post by satchmofish » Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:16 am

mykpoz, you werent kidding about the price, & the seio looks exactly the same.
karen, we should be coming out to mobile tomorrow (tesday) would that be ok with you? if we can order snails with alot of people, that would be great, i'm in.
i found out what was wrong with my tank, appearently, it was copper, i must have introduced it with the diamond goby i just bought, although, i dont know how. so i took out the corals & a freind is keeping them right now, added some cuprisorb & playing the waiting game.

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Post by lwready » Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:03 pm

Jahdiel wrote:It's up to you, but we have 2 or 3 of them we could sell you for 40 each save yourself some $ for something else. They are 820s and we just bought them last year. I have them in my 75 right now, but I want to go with only 1 stronger one. Let me know.
But I do still want to go in on snails with someone.
I am interested in the powerheads if you still have them.

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Post by Kart Racer » Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:36 pm

I put 1 of the 1500's in my tank this weekend. That thing moves some water around. Just need the money to get 1 more.

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Post by NM354 » Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:47 pm

I have a 820 plus some MJ's and i am planning on adding a 1500. The only down side to the seio's is you can't put them on a wave timer but i have heard that they are in the process of making one for them.

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Post by sb1227 » Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:58 pm

They've been in the process for quite a while now. (well over a year). I just ordered a 1500, to go with the 1100 and the 820 in my tank. But I'm waiting to see the new "super" ones that Icecap is coming out with. They actually have the motor on the outside of the tank that magnetically (I believe that's how it works) drives the impeller on the inside of the tank. What do you want to bet they'll make the Tunze look cheap?? :)

But for the best low cost and effective powerhead...Seio hands down.

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Post by sb1227 » Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:18 pm

Scroll down a bit on this page to the icecap Vortex, there's a link to a 6 meg movie that shows it in action...massive. If Rio is smart they better come out with that Seio controller soon.

http://www.sparklingfloorservice.com/me ... ech_lg.wmv

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Post by Jahdiel » Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:34 pm

satchmofish wrote:mykpoz, you werent kidding about the price, & the seio looks exactly the same.
karen, we should be coming out to mobile tomorrow (tesday) would that be ok with you? if we can order snails with alot of people, that would be great, i'm in.
i found out what was wrong with my tank, appearently, it was copper, i must have introduced it with the diamond goby i just bought, although, i dont know how. so i took out the corals & a freind is keeping them right now, added some cuprisorb & playing the waiting game.

thanks,
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Post by Jahdiel » Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:36 pm

they are still up for grabs.
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