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The AquaClear 50 powerhead is an aquarium pump designed to improve circulation, aerate water, and with the filter cartridge accessory, polish water.
I find it works best to polish water when cleaning the tank. The filter picks up all the debris that gets churned around when vacuuming the gravel.
As my African cichlids tripled in size, my Tetra FS 30-60 power filter lacked the filtration capacity for my 55 gallon aquarium. Three died from disease related to inadequate filtration. As a result, I upgraded to a Fluval 305 External canister Filter.
The change has been dramatic. The water is now crystal clear and the cichlids are much less prone to disease. I highly recommend the Fluval 305 for 55 gallon tanks, or any related product line for tanks up to 100 gallons or more.
I found an ideal combination of wafers, flakes, and pellets to feed my African cichlids. I outline the feeding regiment here
The short of it is this:
Breakfast: Hikari Algae Wafers: $6.57 (2.89oz)
Once a week treat: brine shrimp or bloodworm.