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Hagen AquaClear Power Heads
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Product Description:
Hagen AquaClear Power HeadsAdding a powerhead to an undergravel system increases water flow through a gravel substrate and improves its filtering efficiency. It also oxygenates water and, in the process, provides needed oxygen to colonies of beneficial bacteria in the gravel which optimizes their biological filtration capabilities.

- Reverse Flow Operation - Both forward and reverse water flow. Keeps the substrate cleaner by forcing debris to the top.

- Easily fitted to most undergravel systems. Powerhead comes equipped with a tapered riser stem adapter which accepts .5'' to 1.125'' tubing. Rim clamp firmly holds it in place atop the riser stem and an optional suction cup bracket which allows the unit to hang from an aquarium wall instead of the rim.
Product Specifications:
Model 20 (old model 201) - output 126 gph, up to 20 gallons

Model 30 (old model 301) - output 174 gph, up to 30 gallons

Model 50 (old model 402) - output 270 gph, reverse flow 125 gph, up to 50 gallons

Model 70 (old model 802) - output 400 gph, reverse flow 175 gph, up to 75 gallons

Model 901/110 - output 900 gph
User Ratings: (45 reviews)
Overall: 8.81
Value/Cost: 8.58
Effectiveness: 9.11
Quality: 8.62
Ease of use: 8.93
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~Fish Guy~ has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 February 25, 2010
"Most Reliable Powerhead Around"
I have used hagen aquaclear powerheads for a long time and they have outlasted my penguins and maxi jets. They are very easy to take apart to clean and push a lot of water. Great for fish who like a lot of water current. I have one that's over 6 years old with all the original parts and pieces. A quality product. Period.
Romble has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 8.25/10 April 14, 2009
"very good powerhead"
I dont have much experience with other brands of powerheads but this is fully submersable and has a good low. Very easy to setup and the extra filter floss compartment you can add on helps make your water crystal clear above providing areation and current. My only complaint is it does take up some significant room inside your tank so not sure it is ideal for smaller tanks.
SpongeMom has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 March 1, 2009
"Tons of water movement; very quiet"
I have only had my AC70 in my 55 gal for a few weeks, but it's doing exactly what I wanted it to do--move water. I have a Marineland canister as my main filter and added this powerhead onto a DIY sponge filter. Lots of little bubbles, so I know the water is getting oxygenated. I bought it on clearance at my local Petsmart for about $40 and consider that a great deal. I really appreciate how quiet it is. It's behind my head when I'm watching a movie yet I never hear a thing.
bbellott has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 5.25/10 November 25, 2008
"If it stayed put it would be better"
The power head won't stay put in the lift tube so I have secure the power head to the side of the tank, but this causes the powerhead to vibrate and make more noise than I would like. I like the Penguin Power Heads
by Marineland more.

One thing I will give my 70 is that is moves a ton of water and the reverse feature is pretty neat. The AC 50's that I have move a lot of water as well, but don't respond well to lower tank volumes.

I have used Penguin Power Heads by Marineland(550, 650, 1140), Maxi Jet Power Heads by Marineland(400 and 600), and AC (50 and 70). If I had more money I would replace all of them with Penguins.

If the AC stuck in the lift tube I would like them a bit more, but during water changes my AC's do not preform as well as my other power heads.
darrin37 has used this product for .
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 March 23, 2008
one of the best ph i have used i have 4 of them and use the filtre adapter and after a messy water change it polishes my tank to crystal clear water
galen has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 10/10 February 4, 2008
"Best powerhead- hands down!"
used for over 4 straight years- no problems at all! it is silent! no problem starting up after water change or power outtage. i have the model 402 or 50. its awesome! it needs like no maintenance and is built like a tank! awesome powerhead! i like the reverse flow option. it is great for rugf. best powerhead!
theyeti76 has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10 January 6, 2008
"Pretty powerful"
It is actually a pretty nice product for the price. It is really easy to use and create awesome currents. I just do not care for the Air flow intake. Mine goes in between insane bubble to a little less insane bubbles. Other than that is great.
boostspike has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 June 8, 2007
"pretty nice!!"
i have nothing to compare this product to, but i have the ac70 in my 55g.. this baby creates some serious movement. i too attached the quick filter.. so far so good
Cich of it all has used this product for .
Overall Rating: 7/10 May 15, 2007
"Second best"
It's big and you can hear it from outside the tank. It doesn't include an aimable nozzle or a simple screen-type inlet cover. You either have live with an open intake, or do what I did and buy the "quick filter" and remove that filter media. First I tried the filter with the media in it, and although it did a great job of filtering fine particles, it cut the flow in half after only a few days. Now, with the media out, it's just a big, empty screened-barrel, which works great to kepp stuff away from the pump's intake, but ends up being a huge assembly. Get a Maxi-jet and be done with it.
t5chris has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 6.75/10 February 8, 2007
"Simple and effective....however"
you have to be very careful as a lot of the parts are very weak plastic and can and do snap off very easily. It is a very powerful powerhead for it's price though, but I'd go maxi-jet to save you some hassle.
papanots has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10 March 26, 2006
"Best Bang For The Buck"
I have the AC70 in my 90 gallon and this thing hauls major water! I added the pre-filter option for ten bucks more. Extra filtration! The only drawback is that it's a little on the large side.
7 Band has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 December 7, 2005
"No problems."
Bought my first one in 1985 and Its still going strong.I have not replaced anything on it. The AC powerheads are the most reliable heads you can buy.
pickles has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 8/10 October 28, 2005
"Don't like the nob that controlls the amount of air"
I used these powerheads for a long time after trying another brand I'm never comming back. The only thing I dont like is the nob that controlls the air. It dont control the air intake well and its easy to lose
SublimeJason has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 9/10 October 21, 2005
"Very powerfull"
I got the AquaClear 70 and it works Great! Thanks for All the Good Reviews, Thats the main reson I got it.
Tron has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 September 20, 2005
"Works great!"
I love the air option, drop it in and it is ready to go!
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