Favorite, CHEAPER, lower priced powerheads for flow?

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Price range of the lowest price powerhead in your aquarium?

  • $25 or less

    Votes: 43 13.3%
  • $50 or less

    Votes: 63 19.5%
  • $100 or less

    Votes: 90 27.9%
  • $150 or less

    Votes: 29 9.0%
  • I don’t have any cheaper powerheads

    Votes: 98 30.3%

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    323

revhtree

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What’s your most favorite, “cheaper” powerhead/pump for water movement in your saltwater reef aquarium?

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I got 2 aquaneat powerheads from Amazon for $17.99. They are both 480gph pumps and the one I'm using is still going to this day. I liked it cause it has small gaps in the front safer for coral and fish for that just in case scenario. Ever since I've been using a lot of aquaneat stuff.
 

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I have a cheap little $6 50gph powerhead behind all my rockwork to keep detritus from settling back there. It’s been going around 18 months, so I can’t complain. For the main flow in my tank I have two Jebao SLW 10s. I’ve had Neros and MP20s in some of my older, bigger tanks, but sold them when I took the tanks down. Personally, I find the Jebao SLW series to be just about as good as the Nero series, obviously the controllability isn’t as good, but otherwise they’re similar enough that the difference in price doesn’t seem worth it.
 
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