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Aquarium Powerheads

If you own a serious pond or aquarium, aquarium powerheads will be an item that you will need to have in your tank. These devices are pumps that are located outside or inside of the aquarium to power devices such as under gravel filters and current generators. Dependent on the type of tank or species of fish you keep, you may or may not need one.

When you are trying to decide whether or not you need aquarium powerheads, there are a few things that you should consider. First, you need to consider whether or not the aquarium will need an under gravel filter. This is one of the most common uses for powerheads. Second, if you own a marine tank, you will need powerheads to operate the various additional parts marine tanks need in order to work properly. The number of heads required is dependent on the size of the tank and they type of marine tank that you are working on creating.

Aquarium powerheads, like many of the other parts in an aquarium, require certain maintenance in order to function. When you do water changes, you will want to check your powerheads for any problems, as this can help prevent issues from occurring while operating within your tank. This maintenance is primarily designed to prevent failure of the head while being in use. If clogged or malfunctioning, many heads will simply shut off.

As aquarium powerheads require electricity to run, you will need to make certain that you have enough power plugs required to run all of the parts of your aquarium. As these heads do draw electricity, they should be turned off when you are performing tank maintenance to avoid electric shock.

If you are uncertain of whether or not aquarium powerheads are required in your tank, you should take the time and effort to contact a specialist with your questions. Doing this will save you a great deal of time, effort and money, as you will know exactly what you need to add to your tank and how to care for it after you have it set up.

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