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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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skeletalmachine has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 10/10 November 19, 2003
I got 2 402's with a used tank. They are about 5 years old. I've put them through more abuse than they really should take, including sucking up sand (oops!). Still running on original impellers and silent enough for bedroom operation. They have tons of power and are very versatile. I created adjustable acrylic brackets to mount them though, as I hate suction cups (excluding Eheim suction cups).
Fredrik H. has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 8.75/10 November 9, 2003
"More silent than it's reputation"
The first 802 I owned was included with a used tank I bought. The powerhead was so used that there were no logos or writing on it and I had no idea what it was. A few years later I found one at a shop and bought one more. Today I own 6 of them and the first used one is actually still running.

I often hear people say that they are good but make alot of noise. I have one that is a bit less silent than the others but over all I think they are very quiet.
Hongi has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 9.75/10 October 17, 2003
"Powerful and reliable."
These powerheads move alot of water and are reliable and trouble free. The flow control comes in handy for smaller tanks.
ziebolm has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 August 21, 2003
"More waves, less money"
I placed a 402 in my 46gal. and my plants that were vertical are now horizontal; and that is turned three quarters of the way down. The water movement is astonishing. Love it, easy to equip with a home made filter and silent.
has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 8.75/10
"A very good, reliable powerhead"
I have several of these in different tanks over the years. I use most with the Quickfilter attachment to provide extra water movement as well as a little extra water polishing.

I have to say that they are a dependable unit, still running strong after several years.
Pseudotropheus has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10
"Nice little unit"
Nice compact unit
I paid $13.99 each for 2 of the AquaClear201's which was a very reasonable price for me. Set at a minimum they pull far more h2o through my UnderGround filter than an air pump and airstone do. I had to set them at a minimum with my 40_Breeder since I also have the AquaClear500 PowerFilter which is also set to minimum. This setup in a 40 gallon breeder does create some currents but my Pseudotropheus elongatus seem to handle them fine. Because I have a wider tube in my filter I did have to use the cone attachments which meant I had to use the suction cups to attach it to the glass. This was really no problem at all in fact it made it more stable. I also used the included current deflectors which dispersed the current over a wider area. That is a very nice feature. I recommend this product for the underground filter setup.
micagreenmachine has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 7.75/10
"Good reliable powerhead..."
I have a couple of these things that have been running continuoulsy (except for a minor cleaning out) for over 7 or 8 years! The bigger ones tend to seize when they get old, but you can always find replacement impellers for them.
paul has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 10/10 December 19, 2005
playa has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 8/10
"Good Powerhead"
Mine creates really good water movement in tank.
fishman9168 has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 7.75/10
"A very good powerhead"
I have used these for quite some time and have never had any problems with them. My only complaint is the size of the 802. It's pretty big and takes up a considerable amount of space.
alcmaeon has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9.75/10
I have 4 402s, 1 301 and an 802 in 2 cichlid tanks that have been running continuously for 11 YEARS! I have changed impellers on all of them at least once but other than that they run as well today as the others I have purchased in the last year.
Spearzy has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 8.75/10
"The easy current creator!"
I use a 201 (for a long time) for a 35G tank and just purchased a 402 for a 70G tank. Both powerheads have been equipped with an inexpensive AC filter attachment (one size fits all!) providing some back-up filtering. These are extremely effective water movers that have an easy to aim swivel body to point it in the right direction and an easy, effective air valve you turn to adjust the air bubbles from none to blasting.
I was shocked at the power of the 402, luckily it has a flow control and I have it turned down at the moment. It pushes water easily from one end to the other for a four foot long tank. Super quiet as powerheads should be.
Bxcichlid has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9/10
"Hagen's Rule"
I have model 201. It's a great water mover. I have the quick filter attached to it for more cleaning power. Very quiet & easy to service.
raphash has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 10/10
"The AquaClear 802 is far superior to RIO 1400"
A few months ago I set up a 75 Gallon tank with 2 RIO 1400 powerheads. One of the RIO powerheads went bad and so after reading about how other people have had similar problems with RIO powerheads, I decided to replace the bad one with an AquaClear 802. Needless to say I am very impressed. Much better quality craftsmanship and a much more dependable product. If you are looking for a powerful, high quality, super quiet powerhead, look no further than AquaClear.
xxxsclxxx has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 10/10
I have the 2 402s and 2 302s. Reliable, cheap and easy to use.
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