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Semi Rivertanks

Posted By: newshound <pnorbo@shaw.ca>
Date: Friday, 6 May 2005, at 9:06 p.m.

It has been noted that overall loaches don't mind water current.
My tank has a normally set up HOB filter and also a powerhead that has a tube under the sand like a rivertank and a sponge intake at the other side. This creates a crossflow and water movement, but not near the rate of Martin Thoene's rivertanks.
"Most Powerheads and Power-Filters used in regular tanks give a tumbling effect to the water, but don't give a uni-directional flow. I felt that a fairly long tank was needed and a way of ensuring rapid intake of water from one end, that would then be blasted back down the tank."
from-- http://www.loaches.com/river_tank.html
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