Circulation pumps - Buyo

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  1. Pugsly

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    Hey guys,

    Just so you know, I am now the proud owner of the Boyu WM-3 series wavemaker.

    Has 4 pumps with the controller. It looks fantastic!!!!!! Hope the work as well as they look. it's the ones with the mag and not suction cups.

    So guys - any ideas on where to place them tonight in my tank - as in what direction hieght etc in tank?

    Thanks
     
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  3. RUAN

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    :thumbup:sound good
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    not familiar with that particular equip, but as for placement i would have 2 on either side, 3 quarters of the way up the panel directed sort of at each other
     
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    I agree with Neil's suggestion. With the random timing of the controller you should have fantastic random flow with this piece of kit. Please keep us posted as I'm super keen on this kit too...
     
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    will do - can't wait to get home and set it up tonight.

    One question please - is it important to ensure that water on top gets moves around hectic? Does that sound right?!??!?!?!?!?!:p
    I mean the flat layer just below the lights?!?!?! does that make sense?
     
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    Yes, it needs to move around for gas exchange. You could have one or two pumps a little higher up to create some flow around the top.
     
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    I personally aim to "stir" the water movement as much as possble with the air. Salt water absorbes allot less oxygen than regular water. So the movement close to the service helps a little with getting oxygen into the water. It will also help get the "top layer of water" being circulated and this will help getting the "gunk" that forms in that top layer dispersed and down the overflow to our wonderfull skimmer in the sump to take it out!!!:)
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i like the breaking of the surface for 2 reasons.... first i believe it results in much better skimming, and second it gives the shimmering water look !

    as for O2 exchange... i never thought of that ......

    A while ago, i had a cyano problem, and i put an airstone in the sump to up the O2 levels in the tank.... it runs off a battery inverter system and has 2 outlets .... ususally both airstones sit in the DSB but if i am going away for the day then an airstone is dropped into the DT as well.... that way even if i loose power there will be a slight current and 02 levels will be maintained .....
     
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    Agreed Neil!! I moved the angle of my circulation pumps a few days ago to get more movement at the surface...and I must say my skimmer is definatly more full of gunk. Did the air stone help with the Cyno?

    So Pugsly...play around with breaking that surface tention...just dont have the water splashing out the tank dude!:p
     
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    thanks man - playing with my tank is the best past time anyway
     
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    touch wood no cyano for a while !
     
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    hey pugsly i also have a wm3 :thumbup:
     
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    Pugsly...keep us posted please of how this pumps perform
     
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    :( I am not happy!!!!!!!!!!
    Got home last night - connected everything - put heads in tank looked super - then, plugged it in to only be surprised by a mysteriuous blue smoke flowing out of the controller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    They did not even try to turn on! So back they go LFS!
    Box was sealed and everything - not sure about this wavemaker anymore!!!!!! Maybe cheaper is not better after all.

    Has this ever happened to anyone else?
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Shame man Pugsley. Sorry to hear that. I am sure that this is just a fluke.

    I have not used the Boyu range of powerheads before, BUT, I do own 4 x SunSun 5000 litre per hour power-heads, and I am EXTREMELY impressed with them. And they are as "cheap" as you get. I have been running the one SunSun now for the past 7 months.... and NO problems at all.
     
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    Bad luck man, awefull if yo get a new toy and you cant use it immediately :p

    As for price vs quality .....debatabble just go look at the Polario ML 22 thread !
     
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    Sorry to hear mate, but like jacquesb has said and a few others have told you the SunSun is good value for money. I myself have not used a boyu, so i cant help you on that. What i am using is the Seios pumps, they ar a bit bulky but they awesome pumps. Hope you come right on your circulatiuon
     
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    Yes well, sometimes I get this feeling that LFS try and rip a person off - you would not believe how much I have spent till now and have so much equipment cleaned and packed away I could open my own LFS!!!!! Cause every other store tells you have @#$#@%#$ equipment and "THIS" is far better and going to sort out the problem.

    Spoke to that store - they said they can't refund me the money "can only give me credit" at their store!!!!! That is not so nice!!!!!!!!!! They said they stock sunsun powerheads 12000lph - maybe I will get them instead now that I have "CREDIT" with them - won't support that place again!

    So two sunsun 12000lph should do I recon?
     
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    Pugsley - I have personally not see 12000 litre per hour SunSun power-heads. I saw them, and thought that they were 2 x 3000 litres, making up 6000 litre per hour?

    If they are indeed 12000 litre per hour, then GREAT. Then I was wrong.

    BUT, please double check this first, before you just purchase them?

    You won't be worry with the SunSun's though.
     
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    I actually had a look at them when I was getting the boyu wavemaker.
    Its to heads on one arm, and both say they put out 6000lph each making up the 12000lph as a unit (So they say)

    Will check it properly - don't want to get cought out yet again!

    Thanks for the advice
     
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