Mini/Micro Circulation Pump?

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    I'm looking for the smallest possible pump, i.e. in the 80-120 GPH range. The smallest I can find is a Koralia Nano 240/BioCube 250. I already have 110/90 between my two HOB filters and am just looking for something to shoot across the front to help with algae and detritus issues. (Or at least start helping). Would the 240 be too much flow? If so, is there a smaller one? And if not, would a light dimmer work out to slow the flow?

    P.S. I'd rather a circulation pump rather than a powerhead.
     
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    Try Walmart or Home Depot\Lowes they have a few small pumps. Look for a place that sells small decorative fountains. I used to have a very small pump that didn't do more than 60-80GPH from a small garden fountain.
     
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    Buy a cheap wisper 30 in tank filter nit a hob and just take the pump off
     
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    And no a light dimmer wouldn't slow the pump. It would most likely burn it up.
     
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    look in the reptial section to see some water pumps. there small like 35 to 80 gph
     
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    For the love of all that is holy... SPELL CHECK.


    And I have never seen a circulation pump in the reptile section of any store. If that is indeed what you were saying.
     
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    But those arent circulation pumps, are they? And bj, why would it ruin the pump? Just curious...
     
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    LOL. My thought every time I see one of these posts. :)
     
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    Because pumps are a coil of wire which is designed to run on a certain voltage. Supplying too much or too little voltage damages the coil.
     
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    Oh, I guess that makes sense. Thanks.

    So if I cant find one, is 240 too much?
     
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