Review: Aqua-Medic OceanProp 15000lph review

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  1. leslie hempel

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    Aqua-Medic OceanProp 15000lph review
    Ok so i just recieved 2 oceanprop 15000lph pumps to play with and all i can say is WOW!!!
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    They are super powerful and exceptionally silent for the size, the suction cup mounting bracket attaches nicley and the pump is well balanced.
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    pre-programmed wave functions from a straight 5000 and 15000lph consistent flow to swapping from the 5000-15000lph on various wave sequences it also sports a night time mode where it shuts the pumps flow down to its lowest flow rate (5000lph) which is controlled by a light on the controller box sensor that reacts when to your tank lights go out.
    Advantages
    Silent/powerful/9-20w power consumption and controllable
    Disadvantages
    Large and takes up space but not as noticable be noticable in a bigger tank.
    For smaller tanks i would be recomend they be concealed in an Overflow Closed Loop System (OCLS), i got these two to try and achieve this and will update on the outcome.
    Other components:
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    In general:
    My corals and fish loved it. The .65mm outlet really allows wide and gentle flow even on the highest flow setting.

    Definatley worth the cash
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    Can you post a FTS. I wanna see how much space this pump takes up in your tank
     
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    Looks like a good pump

    Will you be showing us how to do this? :whistling:
     
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    its too big for a 4ft (which is the size of my tank)
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    thought so
     
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    i will shortly these 2 pumps are for just that purpose but it involves having the pump situated in the overflow with a hole through the glass allowing the outlet of the pump to return the water.

    you need a seperate overflow from the one that feeds toyr sump to do this.. just waiting on a 65mm glass drill bit to get things going..
     
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    Aye man will be out of place in my tank as well. 1.3
     
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    very cool pumps,just seem a bit bulky to me,other than that i'd have a pair
     
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    i love the flow i get from it .. not too strong for my LPS and no noise whatsoever.
     
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    Here is an installation in a bigger tank. They do tend to "shrink" in size.
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    thanks for the contribution AOR :thumbup:
     
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    wow man more details on this tank pls
     
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    Les, if possible- if you take them out at some stage. Would you be able to hold them in your hand and take a pic- just for comparison
     
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    They also can be controlled with a Profiilux I used one to make a wave demo
     
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    here you go but its not my hand :)
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    oh i forgot to mention the propellor is 3 bladed and a nice thing about the controller is that if you pull the plug out and plug it in again it doesnt loose the setting it was on.. just simple stuff that makes it lekker.
     
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    I've got one in my 1000 X 1000 X 800 aswell and I must say , it's done it's job extremely well ... have to change to Tunze's though very soon as i will be installing a GHL Profilux 3 .. It will be for sale @ R1500 ;).
     
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    calling dibs. what will shipping be to jhb? can i see a pic of it in ur tank?
     
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    can't upload pics due to server moves ... R1600 including shipping :thumbup:
     

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