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    I'm trying to figure out which circulation pump to get, the lfs only had a few in stock, so I have more options since I'll buy online.

    It's for a 29g tank and I want to circulate the water that seems like a dead spot in the back. I didn't get to try the test with the super ick cure yet (to see where the blue gets to last), but I'll try it before purchasing. I also don't want to create too much of a powerful stream of water since I have a bunch of fish at the bottom.
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    I've never been too concerned with the odd dead spot in my FW tanks. I just do a little extra of a gravel vac in those spots with each waterchange

    But if you want to add a powerhead, look into the Hydor Koralia Nano powerhead
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    This is a little outside the box, but you could get a green killing machine instead of a powerhead. The small one only does like 50 GPH which is really all you'll need in a small tank to move the water, and you get the added benefit of UV filtration.
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    Don't know about their power heads, but I've had quite poor experiences with the hydor circulation pumps.
    Their intake is small with very wide grilles, leading to a a lot of suction over a small area. If you don't devise some complicated scheme to completely cover the intake with a mesh or sponge, they will kill snails and small fish like it's their side job.
    Because of the small area of the intake in also gets blocked real quick with debris.
    The fact that you cannot remove the intake and access the impeller means that a minor thing like a trapped sand grain or a wrapped-around piece of moss basically means at worst you need to throw the entire thing away, or at best mount a very tedious repair operation through the outflow.

    If you are going for a circulation pump, I'd advocate the marine land maxi-jet series.

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    Thanks guys. I'm going to wait until I do the test, maybe I don't need one, just noticed that water doesn't circulate the same since I keep my water higher. (Still to be determined once I do some oxygen tests with the different levels)

    I like how small the Koralia types are, the maxi-jet is more versatile but seems so chunky in a small tank.
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    I'm going to chance it and try this pump, it will allow me to circulate water in the front and back of the tank, since I have a dw in the middle, the nozzle part can be moved to the directions I want.

    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1600GPH-Dual-...item2a3885457a

    I have to try because I noticed more algae growing since raising the water, I'll post an update after I try it out.
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    You might want to reconsider that purchase

    1600 GPH of flow in a 29 gallon aquarium is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much. If you want to add flow, something in the 200 to 300 GPH range would be better suited for a 29 gallon.

    Have you had a chance to identify what is causing you algae yet ?
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    Well. The algae started when I raised the water level higher so I figure it's due to low circulation in the tank?

    I know. I realised the gph was too high but it was the only dual pump that I could find. because my driftwood is right in the middle of the tank, I would need 2 pumps. Maybe it was a bad purchase...
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    It'll be a fishnado in that tank with that pump
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    +1 to jaysees post, if not getting the uv which will help with algae, just get a cheap water pump and a ending that goes to a canister filter.
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