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Water Movement in Aquariums

The importance of water movement in aquariums is often overlooked. Essential to the nourishment of all aquariums, water currents also regulate water qualities, resulting in a more enjoyable environment for your aquarium inhabitants. In a properly circulated aquarium, heat is evenly distributed for uniform water temperature, unwanted debris is unearthed and removed by mechanical filtration systems, and gas exchanges at the water's surface efficiently releases carbon dioxide and increases oxygen. Currents also contribute to fish health by offering slight resistance while swimming. The easiest way to increase or create water currents within your aquarium is by investing in a powerhead. By doing so, you will be ensuring constant, consistent water flow that will eliminate any "dead spots", providing oxygen and maintaining consistent temperatures.

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