Hydor 185 gallon per hour centrifugal aquarium pump. For use in a Grove only as the constant flow aquarium circulation pump.
The direct and indirect benefits of an aquarium with proper circulation result in faster growing fish and corals, a cleaner aquarium requiring less maintenance and a more visually appealing, thriving environment which is more enjoyable and rewarding for the aquarist overall.
In an attempt to create a more natural type of water flow (i.e. Less laminar and more surge-like) aquarists have developed a variety of methods and devices to randomize the currents produced by aquarium pumps. One of these is the use of a “wave maker”. This device gives power to the circulation pumps at random intervals thereby creating more random water patterns. This reduces the number of areas without good water movement (AKA dead spots). Although these devices do give the corals a break from one unidirectional flow, they don’t really turn on and off fast enough to really produce a surge action.
Aquarium Water Pumps & Wavemakers: Aqueon Circulation Pump
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Water movement plays a key role in maintaining fish health in freshwater and marine aquariums. Good water movement is also essential for aquatic plants, corals and even live rock! There are many benefits to increasing water movement in your aquarium with circulation pumps and wavemakers.Even strong pumps take a great deal of effort to move aquarium water around effectively. Resistance from the liquid itself, rocks, decorations and other surfaces all serve to impede the flow considerably and allowances must be made to provide more pumps than were probably thought necessary. This is especially true of reverse-flow systems where water movement is barely detectable without extra pumps.
Whilst airstones can achieve limited circulation by bringing the 'stale' bottom layers of water to the surface, it is impossible for them to duplicate anything like the surge or turbulence required, only specialist pumps or powerheads can do this. As a guideline, the number of circulatory pumps can be considered as follows: two for a 3ft tank, three for a 4ft tank, four for a 5ft tank, five for a 6ft tank, and so on. Larger pumps with a flow control are preferable as the volume can always be reduced on a larger pump, whereas it cannot be increased on a smaller one. Improve the water circulation by adding a powerhead. Position the powerhead so it pumps water from the back of the tank and hits the front glass. This will complement the water flow pattern of the filter. This technique flushes every corner of the tank with water and helps keep the aquarium clean. Koralia 3G is the new innovative and unique range of circulation and wave pumps, designed especially to work in reef aquariums. Higher performances, lower energy consumption and quick and easy maintenance are the main features of the Koralia 3G series. The new exclusive Hydor design and technology guarantees a smooth start, continuous and powerful water flow, and can be further managed using the three special attachments and Dual Magnet Support System (DMSS).