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aquarium powerheads & circulation pumps
Shop for aquarium powerheads and circulation pumps at Petco and recreate the natural river and reef currents your fish, coral and plants need to thrive. Any experienced aquaculturist will tell you the damaging effect of stagnant water and the importance of an aquarium powerhead. An aquarium circulation pump can help maintain an even temperature, so your entire setup can benefit from your chiller or heater. Some models can even provide air or water cooling depending on whether you use their wet or dry applications. By creating a natural current, an aquarium circulation pump can also help you keep a cleaner and healthier setup by moving debris and making it more accessible for your filter. They can also promote beneficial bacteria growth important to your fish’s health. The current an aquarium powerhead provides in a reef tank is an absolute must in order to properly feed and care for live coral and other invertebrates. Most importantly, the water movement aquarium powerheads create help provide your fish with sufficient oxygen.
Although aquarium circulation pumps are known for their hum, many models are now available with improved designs which allow for very low noise levels. This type of aquarium powerhead uses a cover and suction cups to absorb the vibrations created by its motor and propellers. You can set up your aquarium circulation pump above or below water with these very same suction cups. Many of these aquarium circulation pumps boast a secure suction cup system, so you don’t have to worry about them falling and disturbing your fish, coral or plants. Because cleaning is a major part of your job as a pet parent, these power head models feature an easy-to-clean design with a sealed or encapsulated motor.
Shop for an aquarium powerhead at Petco and find a durable water movement for your marine or freshwater tank.