Recommended powerhead for 6g fluval edge

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Want to get a bit of flow around my Fluval Edge 6g.  I was thinking about the Hydor Pico Evo-Mag 650 but not sure if the design allows me to direct the flow diagonally down?  Anyone here own one and can answer?
Any other recommendations?  Remember, it's a tiny tank so needs to be small both in size and flow.
 
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Reply #1

hydor koralia nano 900 would be a better choice :)

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Reply #2


Initially thought about this one but worried it might be a bit too powerful since its datasheet states that its for 36-60ltr and im only at 24ltr

You dont think 900lph will just create a sandstorm in my little tank?  Is the flow power adjustable on these?








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Reply #3

not adjustable but tbf, i've used my one in a 10L tank as the only source of flow and it was um.. bit choppy but fine with SPS :P Its a more spread out flow rather than a jet so won't be as bad as you would think.

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Reply #4

I have a couple of little clowns in there too.  Wouldn't want to pin them to the side with the flow.  Also, the edge is a lidded tank with just a small opening at the top.  I'm wondering if this could create a too much turbulence in there and start kicking water out.

I love the thought of the wide flow of the korilia, but I'm just not sure about all that power....????


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Reply #5

i don't think you would have a problem :) i used it in my old 12L andmy 24L without any problems.

I went with a 2600lph for my 60L tank and ran two in my 110L so i wouldn't say 900lph was too much for a 24L :)

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Reply #6

It should arrive over the weekend.  Will report back then.


Thanks for the help guys

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Reply #7

Clowns have got the right hump and are currently brooding in the corner of the tank.  Hopefully they are just sulking because something has changed.  They do that.  How long should I leave them to sulk before I accept defeat?

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Reply #8

how does the flow look in the tank?

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Reply #9

I've got one of these in my Fluval Spec V


https://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/aquarium/equipment/wavemakers/reef-surge-4000-circulation-pump-wireless/


It's a clone/rebrand of the Jebao RW4 but comes with UK warranty etc.  No problems with running it at full blast (on wave mode) as long as it's not pointing too close to the sand.

Edit - Bugger. Sorry, didn't read the full thread.

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Reply #10

Flow in the tank looks good.  I have the powerhead pointing slightly down and slightly diagonally across the back of the tank.  Seems to be nice movement across all the rock.


Clowns have stopped sulking now and can be seen playing in the flow from time to time :)

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Reply #11

did ya go with the koralia nano 900 in the end?

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Reply #12

I did and agree.  It is a nice wide flow rather than a jet of water.  Works well.

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awesome  :grin:

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