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 13.4%
  • $50 or less

    Votes: 62 19.4%
  • $100 or less

    Votes: 89 27.8%
  • $150 or less

    Votes: 29 9.1%
  • I don’t have any cheaper powerheads

    Votes: 97 30.3%

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    320

DHill6

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Started with Hydor Koralia, once I purchased Mp40s than Mp10s I never looked back. I still have a Hydor Koralia mixing my salt water in bucket and I’ll replace that if needed with another Hydor Koralia.
 

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Don't know what those are but quick Google search shows them as a return pump style. I am talking about the Tunze powerheads. 6015, 6025, 6045, etc...
I had got 2 480gph aquaneats for my 36g but it was too much. They are really powerful. I'm going to be building up a 75g long soon and then I'll be able to use both.
 

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Have had to replace the return on my biocube 3 times used dont remember what came with it, but used Sicce twice. Both crapped out within 2 to 3 years. Had some other cheap pumps that I used for quarantine or salt mixing, but wont rely on them for flow in my two tanks. Main flow in my biocube is a tunze nanostream, has run continuously for 10 to 12 years. I have larger tunze streams for my big tank, just havent figured out how to run or hide them yet.
 

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I had got 2 480gph aquaneats for my 36g but it was too much. They are really powerful. I'm going to be building up a 75g long soon and then I'll be able to use both.

How long have you run them? How long have you run the Tunze pumps I mentioned?
 

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In my 22 nano I have two hygger DC flowheads (very small) one on each side and also have the last koralia flowing behind rock scape. Thinking of getting another Hygger for back middle of tank. For a nano really like the pumps lots of flow and four or five modes for flow. In my 110 I have one MP40 and one MP10 thinking of getting a Jabao SCP-120 . So I marked less then 100 but more then 50
 

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In the $50 or less Koralia or lower flow Tunze AC pumps. Will last for many years. Anything above, still Tunze and any of the MP's. I love the gyre style pumps, but most have been an unreliable maintenance nightmare, all except the Red Sea version. Easy to slide apart and clean and hasn't stalled out even once.
 

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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 have two sun sun jvp101a in my 53 gal. They seem to do just fine I clean them about every 2 mos. They have lasted over two yrs. I changed the suction cup mount to magnetic about the only complaint .
 
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