Pumps and Water flow (2)

Information and articles on the types of pumps and water flow equipment and components that are fundamental for setting up and running a saltwater aquarium or reef tank system.

Monday, 16 February 2015 15:01

Aquarium Pumps

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      POWERHEADS  -  Their most common use is to provide extra water movement within an aquarium. For Reef aquariums, this is vital since a great many of the corals need a good deal more water flow than what can usually be provided for by a sump's return line. A few powerheads located strategically will solve that problem. Due to their being easily moved, I find them to be a good choice since I can direct…
Monday, 16 February 2015 15:07

Power Filters

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      While I personaly do not use any of the power filters, they can and do serve a purpose depending on the type of marine aquarium kept. For reef aquariums I do not like the idea of any filtration that traps larger particles, which includes all of the planktonic life that is able to reproduce within my system. Keeping with the theme of being a reef, I like the idea that all the…


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