Best Powerhead for Fluval Evo 13.5?

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Hey all, so I recently figured out the reason my tank had been cloudy was the lack of water circulation in the tank. Now that I know this I am looking for some good powerheads. Anybody know of good ones for the Fluval Evo 13.5? Thanks!
 
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Hey all, so I recently figured out the reason my tank had been cloudy was the lack of water circulation in the tank. Now that I know this I am looking for some good powerheads. Anybody know of good ones for the Fluval Evo 13.5? Thanks!
I honestly think a Nero 3 is a great option! I run one in my UNS 5N Macroalgae system!
 

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Currently using the Aqamai KPS. Quiet and enough power to push water for the Fluval 13.5. Highly underrated pump for nano setups.
 

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Your tank wasn’t cloudy because of the power head. It is because of a bacterial bloom. Any power head 250gph is fine also a sicce 1.0 return helps a lot as well
 
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I use the hygger mini wave maker, I love it and it's alittle cheaper then the others.
I forgot to put before I also use the sicce .5 and honestly if I had the wave maker and pump full bast it'd be way to much flow. I use 2 1/4in rfgs, I tried just one single 1/2in and felt like it just wasn't working right for me the return was pushing out more water then I wanted.

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A single jebao slw-5 or slw-10 is good budget option. I currently have the slw-10 in my waterbox mini pen 15 and it works great. The slw series is basically a nero 3/5 knockoff but they do work and will save you some $$.
What setting do you run your 5 on I have mine in 13.5 fluval and seems to be strong even on low.
 
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