Powerhead question?

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Hello, Just wondering if a powerhead that does 300gph would be ok in a 112 gallon aquarium with angels. (dont want to hurt the angels)
 

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Are these freshwater angels and what type of powerhead is it. Most likely it should be ok but there is no need for it since angels don't care a lot for any current. Not sure what you have in mind with it.
 
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They are freshwater angel fish and it is a Penguin 1600 powerhead it is not really just for my angels it is really for my danios and other fish that i have in the aquarium, so just wondering if it was ok for the angels because i dont want to hurt them.
 

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Isn't there a volume control on the power head so you could adjust the output flow and pressure?
 
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yes there is an adjustable valve, but the powerhead itself is only rated for like a 60 gallon so i thought i wasnt that much pressurer anyways.
 

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Well what is the power head responsible for doing ?
 
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making a current for other fish to swim in
 

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Gargoyle said:
Isn't there a volume control on the power head so you could adjust the output flow and pressure?
Only on some
Gargoyle said:
Well what is the power head responsible for doing ?
steenbergen said:
making a current for other fish to swim in
In freshwater tanks ya mostly and in saltwater tanks to keep the water moving to imitate the ocean.

What other fish do you have in your tank? It probably shouldn't be that big of a deal. Basically watch your fish closely and see if they have difficulty swimming, if they do take/lower it.
 
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If your just making current I don't see any possible issues with using it... Just protect them from the inlet side to be safe.
 
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