120mm Vortech Wave Action on 3ft

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  1. Manic

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    Hey everyone,

    Just thought I would try out me new vortech on an empty 3ft tank before I put it in my main tank. Kind of wanted to confirm all the youtube videos I see. I filled the tank half way and set it on full power in short pulse mode. If I had more patience I'm sure I could get a bigger wave by fine tunning the frequency. Here's my video, hope it works:



    I cut the video short as the wave was getting really big and was scared of it overflowing onto the dry side of the pump. The wave measured 120mm when I turned it off.
     
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    Nice, although getting that kind of wave is hard on a bigger tank, still works well with 2x vortechs on anti sync mode.
     
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    Also rock work messes with the wave. I just wanted to try and replicate the videos I see on the internet.
     
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    looks cool
     
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    Hope you dont mind me posting but this is also a nice double wave with 2 x vortechs in-sync.

     
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    I would love to see how this would work on the polyps of sps in a fully stocked tank.
     
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    its like a tsunami lol :thumbup:
     
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    oh my god i have now confirmed to myself that i am going to save for the next year to get me 1. by hell or high water i HAVE to get me one. thanks to you guys:yeahdude:
     
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    Manic how does it work in your cube? I would like to get a wave maker just not sure if it would work that well in a cube?
     
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    i really think it will be great in a cube due to the wider flow compared to a Tunze.
     
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    WOW WOW! I would LOVE to have THAT motion in my tank. BUT, unfortunately, I cannot afford ONE Vortech, let alone the 3 or 4 that I would need in my 2 meter tank to create THAT type of effect!
     
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    I think someone was selling some for R3500, second hand though. It is hands down the best pump I have ever bought.

    It works perfectly in my cube, I might only need this 1 pump for my whole tank. It is reaquascaping my whole tank for me, that is how much flow it gives.

    The flow is really wide. In the length of my tank (900mm) the flow still covers a whole panel (900mm x 600mm)
     
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    The best part is the 4cm wave I have going on. My fish and corals are loving it. I might get bored of the wave soon as it is making me feel a bit sick just watching my tank, but then there are always other cool settings to play around with.
     
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