Do you have a wavemaker?

Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by Matt Rogers, Aug 29, 2006.

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Do you have a wavemaker?

  1. Yes!

    29.7%
  2. No.

    40.6%
  3. I want to get one.

    29.7%
  1. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Red Sea Wavemaster Pro on my 75G. But now the 370G have an Oceans Motion 4-way
     
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  3. Covey

    Covey Scooter Blennie

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    Don't quite know except maybe just big pumps. The smallest I ever had on it was a 850GPH and now its running on a 1200 GPH pump. I've had it for over a year and a half now and it has only jammed twice. Both times where when I had that real bad hair algae and that crap clogged everything.
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Hmm.. that could be it, mine was on a pretty weak pump. Good to know!
    Gotta love hair algae. ;D
     
  5. 90_Berlin_joe

    90_Berlin_joe Fire Shrimp

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    I had mine on a 26hf Rio at about 1350gph it worked great just did not like the plumming hanging all over the back.
     
  6. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    I had the Red Sea Wavemaster pro...It was a piece of junk as the outlets stopped working. Even my electrician couldn't fix the crap! Also Red Sea was terrible with regards to its customer service(Walt Disney) would roll over in his grave about that one#$@@%^*(^)!
    Enough about that- I now have a Wave2K(center unit)working on my 125gallon reef!!!! Nice water movement and no heat generated in my water or wires in the tank!!!!!!!
     
  7. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Can't say I've ever had a single problem with my Wavemaker Pro. Set it and forget it. I just hate Power heads and that's why I went with OMs

    J
     
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  9. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Red Sea Wavemaker Pro here too. Took me long enough to remember to look at it aye? :)
     
  10. jonathan

    jonathan Aiptasia Anemone

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    i want one on my fifteen gallon but i'm still undecided on the best route to take.....i just hate having powerheads in the tank...especially in the summer time. i've used hydor flo's before and they are just too bulky. here are my options....

    - scwd running off of a mag drive 3 or quiet one 1200 (best option?)
    - hook up a natural wave to my existing mj's (last option)
    - call up wave2k to see if they could design one into a 12" x 12" space
    - other...suggestions?

    i have oolitic sand in the tank therefore unable to produce too much gph due to creating a sandstorm. i've found 300 gph is just about right pointing in any direction within the tank...i just have to make sure one of the outlets in directed right at my montipora.
     
  11. GoToSleep

    GoToSleep Torch Coral

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    Wow, this is an old thread but I guess I've bumped it now. Planning my tank now so I'd love to hear thoughts on powerhead approach like Wavemaker Pro or Tunze's versus closed loop systems like Oceans Motions.
     
  12. Iraf

    Iraf Snowflake Eel

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    I had a Sea Swirl but it was a POS so I threw it away, I'll get another one eventually for the 90g I'm building atm