Getting a Vortech MP10, any setting recs?

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I rearranged my tank and have room for a Vortech MP10 and have one on the way from Big Al! I am excited.

    Any recs for settings on a 2'x2' tank?
    (it has 3/8" glass - at the top limit for MP10 - just squeaked it in!)

    My tank is rimless - any concerns there over the long run? (paranoid after reading disclaimer in MP10 online)

    Can't wait! Should be here Wednesday and I can retire my old Tunze turbelle which has a much larger footprint.

    matt
     
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  3. supratt

    supratt Fire Shrimp

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    i love reef crest mode on my 40 breeder
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Sounds cool. What is that like?
     
  5. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I use reef crest mode too. It's varying intensities of flow. Super high flow, then low flow, then high flow, then medium flow, etc. and for different lengths of time. It simulates a reef !
     
  6. Crimson Ghost

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    I have three MP40's in my DT and i set them all to Lagoon mode - its a random setting that just keeps the flow changing. I love it. I tried the long pulse and feeding mode's -- boring :)

    Reef crest mode is the same as lagoon mode except you get to set the max flow and then from there it is all random -- I don;t use that as I would set the max to the max and thus be in lagoon mode :) anyway you slice it up these are the best friggin DT pumps out there....probably also the most expensive too ! I wish you luck my friend. Do share the stories !!
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would say go with the reef crest mode. You may need to dial down the top speed if it lifts your sand.
     
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  9. Big Al's Online

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    I've always been a huge fan of short pulse mode. I am a sucker for standing waves.

    One of our customers has a video of theirs that they sent to us. It is being used in a 30 gallon breeder (12" tall instead of the 18" tall 40 breeder)
    Looks pretty neat!

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  10. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Thanks all! Too cool.

    So if I have an 'island' tank - clear 3 sides (blockage only on backwall) and plan on putting this on side of backwall facing front pane, will it still be affective?

    FYI - This is a square tank.
    I guess I am just trying to avoid having this way out in the open...

    matt
     
  11. Crimson Ghost

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    That's the beauty of the design – yes it will.


     
  12. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Yep! Works from anywhere, that's why they are so awesome. Enjoy it!!!