Wave makers Question

  1. Linda4088

    Linda4088 Well Known Member Member

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    I've seen some videos about wave makers. What are your opinions? I have a 40 gallon planted tank.
     

  2. Thai Aquarium owner

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    IMO , if you use a wave maker in your planted tank, you will run the likely hood of damaging your plants, or possibly uprooting them
     

  3. ricmcc

    ricmcc Well Known Member Member

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    It would help if you were to say why you feel that you need one in a freshwater tank, I think.
    Strong currents can be had by other methods, such as filter outlet placement.
    I only mention this as I tend to be the sort who, at 3 AM, watches something on TV and becomes convinced that life, as I know it, cannot proceed without a handy dandy waffle and suit jacket straightener ( buy now and get our famous, Satisfaction Guaranteed or No Money Back Lifetime Warranty). :) not poking fun here at anyone but myself, btw, rick
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    Linda4088

    Linda4088 Well Known Member Member

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    I was wondering about movement in the tank. I understood that some fish like more movement than others.
     
  5. Anthony10

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    Then I would use a power head, it's just a small aquatic fan that pushes water around the tank. I bought two for my 75gal and they work great! Cheap to, I think both costed me around 20$!


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    Linda4088

    Linda4088 Well Known Member Member

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    I believe the wave makers that I am speaking of is the same thing. I originally had a powerhead in the tank because of an UGF which I removed. The wave maker that I'm speaking of is just a little fan that you attached to the sides of the tank with the suction cup. Around five dollars each on eBay
     
  7. Anthony10

    Anthony10 Member Member

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    Yep! That's the one! :)


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    Linda4088

    Linda4088 Well Known Member Member

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    So what do you think? I thought maybe getting 2 putting on each side and angeling them so they had the water go around the entire tank
     
  9. Anthony10

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    Sounds good!


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