Do you have a wavemaker?

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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. Lucky13dt

    Lucky13dt Spaghetti Worm

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    I have two Koralia's hooked up to a "Natural Wavemaker," the thing works great!

    I think I am going to add one more Koralia to hit the dead spots.
     
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  3. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    Yep. Ocean Motions 4-way hooked up to a 5,800 gph HammerHead.
     
  4. Reefboi

    Reefboi Astrea Snail

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    is it a good idea to have both a wave maker box and an overflow? since when the power is out the wave would still move, smack into the wholes of the overflow and would probably overly fill the sump/refugium.
    **Just a question as a newbie to diff systems.
     
  5. That Guy

    That Guy Aiptasia Anemone

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    I looked at those but have heard many people having issues with the belts breaking...Have you had any issues with the belt?
    I went with the ecotech vortech mp40w's have two in my 90 :)... no wires in the tank, no heat cause the motors are on the outside of the glass, and the wireless wavedriver lets them both communicate as a wireless wave maker. Pretty sweet pumps and LOTS of flow out of em!
     
  6. GoToSleep

    GoToSleep Torch Coral

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    Wow... those look pretty cool. I didn't see a price on them but they've gotta be cheaper that Tunzes. They'd spare me some anxiety about having to drill all the holes for a closed loop system too.
     
  7. That Guy

    That Guy Aiptasia Anemone

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    they are about $420 each
     
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  9. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    OK, forgive the newbie question but......I have four powerheads and my return in my main tank. Five sources of current. I have parallel to the back glass a MJ1200. I have a return in the corner powered by a Rio 2100 pointed at center front. On the other side, to match the return, I have an Aquaclear C-50 pointed at center front. On each side glass, I have two Koralia-3's pointed at a 45 degree angle toward front. Total flow = about 2600GPH. Question......

    Is this about the same as a wavemaker in the intensity and motion of water created?
     
  10. GoToSleep

    GoToSleep Torch Coral

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    It's probably not the same as Otty's 5800 gph LOL. I think that the oscillating/changing flows that you get with a wavemaker are more natural/beneficial than the constant flow that you get from powerheads without a wave controller. That being said, I only had powerheads on my 120g (to poor for a controller at the time). I defer to the experts...