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  1. #1

    Default Powerhead or no powerhead. tis the question

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    Local guy on craigslist has a mini jet 404 and a maxi jet 1200 for sale.

    Think he was asking $20 each, but I wouldn't pay that much for them.

    If I can get them at the right price, are they decent, plus do you think my tank would benefit from one at low power?

    I know most of my fish enjoy swimming in the current while i'm filling the tank after a pwc. Only the gourami doesn't. With the eventually stocking goal would everyone be happy will a little water current

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    a lot of people with freshwater tanks do not use powerheads. I don't have any in my tanks. Some fish, like your danios, certainly enjoy currents, but few fish really require them (there are some exceptions like hillstream loaches). Personally I wouldn't bother with them... the money would be better spent elsewhere.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras
    75 gallon community tank: black skirt tetras, danios, bronze corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish

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    +1 - I get current in my tank with a small airstone that sits in one corner - $5 plus $2 for airline tubing and a cheap air pump. Most of my fish enjoy the bubbles - some stay away.

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    I use small powerheads in my planted tanks to get proper circulation and prevent dead spots.
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    Would the used Maxi jet 1200 be similar to this one, brand new, for $19.99?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbosman
    Would the used Maxi jet 1200 be similar to this one, brand new, for $19.99?
    Yea I mentioned that to the guy, he's asking $20a for the 404 and $25 for the maxi

    He said "there like new so its fair"

    I respectfully declined

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    Like new and new = almost the same.
    In theory, theory and reality are equivalent.

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