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just curious as if it would be a good idea to get a power head for some african cichlids (labs and some bumblebees) i have a 55gal. and if i get a power head it will be 295 gph.
 

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Short answer would be, probably.

What filter(s) are you running on the tank now? The only reason that you would need a powerhead is for water movement. If you are only running one filter I would spend the money on another filter, otherwise go for it :thumb:
 

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jgon_87 said:
just curious as if it would be a good idea to get a power head for some african cichlids (labs and some bumblebees) i have a 55gal. and if i get a power head it will be 295 gph.
I have a 75Gal with an Fluval FX5. It provides more then enough water movement, but I still have a power head with a sponge for two reasons. If the FX5 stops working for what ever reason there'll be some kind of back up. Secondly, I can take the sponge to set up a hospital, quarantine, jail tank by taking that bio-filtering capacity and placing it in the smaller tank.
 
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