Hydor Flo Rotating Power Head Wavemaker
Updated August 12, 2019
Author: Mike - FishLore Admin
This Hydor Rotating Flo Deflector is an add-on for power heads. You plug it in to the output of the power head and it rotates from the force of the water flowing through it. Are you tired of having 4 or 5 power heads in your tank trying to reproduce turbulent reef type water conditions? If so, and you're financially challenged (as we are) then these rotating devices might be a good option for your reef tank setup.
Hydor Flo Rotating power head Info:
- Can transform a regular power head into a wavemaker
- Plugs into the output nozzle on the power head and rotates from the water flowing through it
- Minimum Flow Rate: 80 gph (300 lph)
- Maximum Flow Rate: 310 gph (1200 lph)
- Relatively inexpensive option to get turbulent water conditions in reef type tanks
- Can help promote gas exchange and increase dissolved oxygen levels by providing surface agitation as it rotates.
- Comes with 4 different sized adapters for the various powerhead output diameters.
Submerged power heads can add heat to an aquarium. Having too many in your tank can lead to temperature problems, especially if you're already running high output aquarium lighting. These can help because you could potentially upgrade your power heads (higher output) and only use, say two power heads along with these attachments, to replace the four straight flow power heads you were previously using.
Take note that these devices do lower the flow rate out of the power head and they should be cleaned regularly. When you're doing your weekly water changes you can simply pop these off and give them a good rinse and scrub in fresh water.
Fortunately there are several options for those wanting to create waves in the aquarium. These rotating deflectors are one of the least expensive for getting that wave type action into your tank.
We give this piece of equipment
Reviewed by: Mike FishLore
Summary: Review of the Hydor Flo Rotating power head
Description: This Hydor Rotating Flo Deflector is an add-on for power heads. You plug it in to the output of the power head and it rotates from the force of the water flowing through it.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
Hydor Flo Rotating power head Comments
These are really cool additions to my reef tank. I'm running a 12 gallon nanocube and I have two of these hydor deflectors on the return jacks from the power heads in the sump area. They do limit the flow rate but I'll take the lower flow rate in order to get the rotating action. Using these has allowed me to remove the third power head I had in the tank. I've always disliked having the third power head in the tank and these look so much better and do a nice job. I'd recommend taking them off the power head jacks and cleaning them at least monthly because they do stop working if you fail to keep them maintained. Nothing a good cleaning shouldn't fix though.