Hydor rotation wate deflector

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  1. Scuba

    Scuba Fire Shrimp

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    One of my LFS had them on sale a few weeks back, just put it in today. I like it. This is from there wed page.

    Hydor

     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I was curious about these things too Scuba. Can you describe the water movement it creates? Does it make noise? Are there a lot of gears that could jam?
     
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    szidls Feather Duster

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    Hey All,
    We have been using the Hydor deflector for about 4 months on a couple MJ1200's. Simple plug-play onto the power head. It does decrease the flow of the power head maybe 20%. We are using them in a small softie tank so I wasn't really too concerned with the flow loss. It is silent. I havn't had to take it apart so I'm not sure of the gearing. Both units are getting good coralline growth so I was waiting for them to quit rotating before soaking in vinager.
    For the money......13 bucks. I'd say they are a descent buy.
    If you wanted to use them on an sps or higher flow tank? Save your $.
    Scott
     
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    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    Tons of little gears, guts looks similiar to the SQUID. Can you tell I've taken a hammer to one :D
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Heh. Thanks guys.
    If it's got gears, I'm staying clear.
     
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    Scuba Fire Shrimp

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    I haven't looked inside it, got it on sale for $11. I will just run it till it stops, then take it apart. I will see if I can get a short vidio of it working.
     
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    da colts Skunk Shrimp

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    i have 4 of these on my reef and i love them. 1 has stopped twice and thats because a very small snail found his way into the same flo 2 times. it was very easy to clean. when they get too much algae on them , i take them out a soak them in bleach.i have had them since august and i love them. we now sell them in our store and we have sold over 2 gross of them and have had 2 returned defective. they have replaced powerheads in my reef(no more ugly power heads)i have 2 on the main returns and 2 coming off of my chiller. i have also replaced the return on my nano cube with 1. great product.
     
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    da colts Skunk Shrimp

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    here is a pic of the flos on my tank(2 on the left and 2 on the right
     

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    da colts Skunk Shrimp

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    sorry wrong pic, here is the correct pic
     

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  12. Scuba

    Scuba Fire Shrimp

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