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I built my wife who’s a teacher, a little nano/pico tank in her classroom. It’s just running an hob filter but I think it needs more water movement. It’s an 8 gallon tank. What’s the best pump to throw in there that’s not going to be overkill? She will probably do one fish and a clean up crew and I may try to toss a couple easy softy’s in there for looks. I don’t wanna blast the fish and coral with too much tho. Any recommendations? Thanks! 

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I like the mini Jebaos. The SLW (Nero knock offs) is a great line that doesnt require much maintenance and it is appropriately priced too. For a little 8g, I’d say to go with the SLW 5 as that’s likely the smallest one. Gives some basic controls for flow types and you can always dial it up or down depending on flow. 
 

But honestly for just a fish and cuc, it’s likely not necessary as the water turn over and oxygenation will come from the HoB. likely good enough even if there’s some basic softies. 

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49 minutes ago, DaveZ said:

I like the mini Jebaos. The SLW (Nero knock offs) is a great line that doesnt require much maintenance and it is appropriately priced too. For a little 8g, I’d say to go with the SLW 5 as that’s likely the smallest one. Gives some basic controls for flow types and you can always dial it up or down depending on flow. 
 

But honestly for just a fish and cuc, it’s likely not necessary as the water turn over and oxygenation will come from the HoB. likely good enough even if there’s some basic softies. 

Yea I looked into those pumps. The hob filter is rated for 20 gallons so it’s probably enough I suppose. I may just try some zoas or acans in there. Thanks for the help! 

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21 minutes ago, itotiani said:

Is it an All in One? If so, the return pump should be all you need.

No it’s all glass, no built in filter. Just a hob filter but it’s rated for 20 gallons so it probably is moving the water enough. 

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