Aqua medic ocean prop

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  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hey guys i see that the new aqua medic ocean prop has been added to the website, i wonder when this will be available..

    check it out

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    Coral Reef aquariums need strong water movements to replicate natural conditions. OceanProp 15000 is a propeller pump that creates a high turnover of water with a low power output. The shape of the propeller has been strategically designed using the latest technology to optimise water movement and silent operation. Combined with the pump controller PropControl, the pump can be operated by pulsing and creates continuously changing currents.

    • 24 V DC, low voltage motor, including safety transformer.
    • Flow can be adjusted from 5.000 – 15.000 l/h (1300-4000 gph.).
    • Power uptake 9 – 20 watts, adjustable.
    • Silently designed innovative propeller.
    • New developed vacuum sucker for safe mounting inside the aquarium.
     
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    This is nice. What they retailing for Les?
     
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    Thanks Leslie!

     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    not sure yet Mek, waiting to find out but its nice to see more competition as it offers us aquarists more choice,

    christiaan im sure they will develop the unit and modify to to adapt to the country its shipped to's power supply. lets wait and see
     
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    Very cool.Wonder what they would sell for?
     
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    Yer must agree looks cool just need to know what it cost...
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    looks like it will be in the region of R4500 - R5000 will have to wait and see, due to arrive in SA in roughly a months time.
     
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    Hmm It looks very similar to a Seio Prop.
     
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    R 5K for a powerhead, ain't that a bit extreme
     
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    Hi guys a bit expensive but like aquamedic they more reliable then other wavers on the market
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    it looks very comparable to the Tunze where the pump comes with a controller which is also very simular to the vortech, not sure we will have to wait and see what the feedback is on the quality but im sure it will be good. they have been working on this pump for a number of years now so im sure any kinks would have been ironed out.
     
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    Going have to really be good to be better than the Vortech, considering it's the same price
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    warr the price given is only an estimate at this stage, im sure each pump will have its advantages and disadvantages but being a vortech owner, i must say i cant stand a pump where cables in the tank are a necessity.
     
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    It will be very interesting to see what price point this product becomes available at.

    The Vortechs have set some really high standards, and generally price is the only way to compete against them.

    I am still curious why none of the "bigger" brands have looked at a Vortech type pump design ?

    Is it so revolutionary that no one can reverse engineer ? or these brands hedging their bets on something better ???
     
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    Patents Perhaps?
     
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    patents would stop you from copying design,trademarks and branding. It won't stop you from making your own design from reverse engineering.

    The Chinese have being doing it for years.

    F1 is another very good reverse engineering example
     
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    Anyone using these pumps yet?
    Idol marine has them R2400 I think???

    Any feedback?
     
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    Nanoprop 5000 is a new slim water pump from AquaMedic

    Nanoprop 5000 is a new slim water pump from AquaMedic

    [​IMG] Posted on January 26th, 2010 by Jake Adams [​IMG] . Leave a comment
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    The Nanoprop 5000 is a new small propeller water pump from AquaMedic with a greatly reduced form factor. Instead of going really small with the entire body as in the new nano evo koralias, the new Nanoprop had it’s proportions pancaked mostly in one dimension, giving this pump a laterally compressed appearance. This type of design should maximize the surface area of the intake strainer, minimizing drag from the intake but also letting this svelte nano prop pump squeeze in behind tight rockwork. Like it’s big brother the OceanProp 15000, the nanoprop 5000 also sports a 3-bladed propeller design. Moreover, if the OP15000 pushes 15,000 liter per hour then perhaps it is safe to assume that the NanoProp pushes 5000 lph/ ~1300 gallons per hour which if true, would put this pump more in line with a Koralia evolution 1400 or a modded Maxijet in terms of overall output. Initial speculation pegs the new Nanoprop at ~$90 give or take a ten-spot but we won’t know for sure until the container arrives. AquaMedic USA believes they have a few samples of each, the OceanProp 15,000 and the Nanoprop 5000, making their way to the U.S. from Germany within the next couple weeks. We don’t expect to see this pump hitting the shelves for at least a couple more months but we hope to have a review sample very soon and we can probably expect some announcement from AquaMedic USA about this and other new products at the Denver ReefStock event.
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    and more about big brother.....

    OceanProp 15000 from AquaMedic: weighing on this hefty propeller pump

    [​IMG] Posted on February 22nd, 2010 by Jake Adams[​IMG] 6 Leave a comment
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    Although propeller water pumps have long since taken over the in-tank circulation of reef aquarium water, the OceanProp 15000 is the first such product offering from AquaMedic. On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the smallest and 10 being the largest prop pump out there, the OceanProp 15K is a 12. This two handed beast weighs in at 1685 grams, over 3.5 lbs! Even the sizeable lever-actuated suction mount is a behemoth that looks like it could support a small flat screen TV. What the OP15K lacks in discreteness it makes up for with a balance of performance and value. Follow the break for more thoughts and pictures.

    The OP15K is rated for 15,000 liters of water per hour, or just shy of moving 4000 gallons every 60 minutes. Although many pumps ratings are somewhat questionable, when we pitted this water pump against similar devices we found the 4000GPH rating believable. Although the pump is labeled as consuming between 9-20 watts of power, we found that ts consumed up to 24 watts when run full bore. 4000GPH at 24 watts is a pretty good balance of flow and power usage which somewhat balances out the large footprint of this two handed prop pump. The included controller allows the user to select a lower flow mode for those times when swimming pool flowrates are not necessary. What sweetens the deal for the OP15K is a reasonable retail price which should hover in the $200-$230 neighborhood depending on your neck of the woods. If you can get past how massive this pump is, $200 for 4000 gallons per hour at 24 watts is as sweet a deal as there is in the aquarium world. This pump will most likely shine in the largest of reefs and even some fish tanks or in aquaculture situations where massive gyre flows are being produced. If the nanoProp follows in the footsteps of the OceanProp then the NanoProp might be a more widely adopted water pump, both of which will be on display at the AquaMedic booth at ReefStock.
    [​IMG]The three bladed propeller design is unique among aquarium water pumps
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    [​IMG]The angle on the propeller blades is relatively shallow.
    [​IMG]The complete OceanProp 15000 breaks down into few parts, two of thsoe are the mounting bracket
    [​IMG]In our testing the OceanProp 15000 consumed up to 24 watts of power when run full bore in saltwater which is still a paltry amount for the flow this beast creates
    [​IMG]We can’t imagine how much more flow the OceanProp could create if run in this configuration without the intake strainer, even if it would make Sushi of your reef fish.
    [​IMG]The OceanProp 15000 is a beast to handle; although it is being held with one hand this is really a two-handed water pump.
    [​IMG]The OceanProp next to Hydor’s Koralia Evolution 14000
    [​IMG]The OceanProp next to Hydor’s Koralia Evolution 14000
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    continued....

    [​IMG]The OceanProp next to Hydor’s Koralia Evolution 14000
    [​IMG]The included controller runs a modicum of features: high flow, low flow, night mode and a few different long pusling modes
    FTC regulations require that we inform you that we were given this product for review, but our opinion of a product is never affected by how we acquire them.
     
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