FlowPumps in night mode YAY/NAY???

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  1. DubKorps

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    so before setting up my flow pump MP10wES.... i would like to here some reviews from existing users as to 'night mode function'

    this is for any pump types,as pumps may differ,night mode is still night mode

    reading earlier, @Visser couldnt stop speaking about how awesum night mode is,specially for the lps.... then a few minutes later @2balive aka len speaks about his battle with certain algae and questions the night mode option...yes they are running different pumps but if anyone else feels that night mode works and is awesum or some who may find night mode is causing algae blooms or whatever other problems ....

    please feel free to post on this thread so i ,and others can learn best way to run it or not run it at all

    thanks Dubkorps:p
     
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    Simple answer.... Does the sea have a night mode?
     
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    was thinking the exact same before i opened post...

    yip the sea has smaller waves at night, or bigger ones cause the moon is out. and when it's full moon the waves are bigger i hear
     
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    not that simple actually

    yes it does... currents usually get stronger in the eves and also seas becomes rougher , and also the question of tides

    now on that it actually does not make sense that the flow pumps goes weaker on night mode,when the actual ocean reaks havoc after lights out????
     
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    I definitely have seen more pod action in my tank with night mode enabled.It seams if the calm conditions encourage to pods to come out and play (eat, procreate, etc.). This is both in the water column and on the rocks.

    My controller (I love my Tunze, but this is a stupid shortcoming) however does not have a timer option and night mode is slaved to my light cycle. As I only run light 10h a day, 14h of slow flow is just not on.

    Ideally I would like to be able to run night mode for 4h to 6h only and then go back to full flow.
     
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    Hi marius, my answer to that has to be YES.
    Ive done about 200 sea dives @ day, & 10 night dives, & the night dives ALWAYS had much less current.
    I dont know about other reefs, but this is the case at our natal coast & also mozambique where i have dived...

    My parents have also dived the red sea, Same story there...
    Ofcourse there are odd weather days where a storm would create rougher seas, but ive always only dived on normal days.
    Perhaps some of you other divers can agree/dissagree to my experience...
     
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    Its a cute concept but I don't use it. Many corals feed at night time and extend their polyps/tentacles after dark. That's why we feed most micro plankton formulas after lights out. Lower flow will make it harder for corals to feed (I find that the night mode flow on the MP40's too low for my liking).

    So short answer IMO not needed in our tanks.
     
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    Well I put my 4x MP40W pumps into night mode purely from a noise perspective.
    The old tank was in the lounge, so I did it with that.
    Frag tank in the garage - so nope, don't care abut noise there.
    New tank I'm building will also be in the lounge and will also go into night mode only from a noise perspective when running 4X MP40W Pumps at full blast in Nutrient Export Mode.
     
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    if i am correct,on the vortech,night mode is 8 hrs?
     
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    There is no night mode in the sea......... sorry but that is rubbish!!! just like the wind the tides and currents are affected by cycles and weather & of course the moon!!!

    It should be random as that's what nature is random
     
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    I belive there is also high and low tide evey few hours :whistling:
     
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    ofcourse ther is dude,it gets dark duzn it:lol: thats night mode

    thats bein more precise.it does have a night mode but it varies,one night rough ,one night calm,so u correct on saying random is best....but this thread is about the flowpumps in our tanks and what it causes IN OUR TANKS not the sea

    this thread was about the long term effect of running night mode "in our tanks" please stick to the topic guys els we never going to get an answer
     
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    IIRC you can change the period to fit your needs.
     
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    I have tried mine in both and I haven't seen much noticable difference.
    The one reason I stopped using it is I feed my NPS after light out and with the limited flow, they don't feed as well and some of the food gets trapped and can't blow around or get filtered out.

    If you read the advanced section in the manual on there website, you can see how to set the night mode to different period and strength.
     
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    Ooh, sorry, I thought this thread might be about flow......
     
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    Um there actually IS a night mode. Its all weather related. Wind causes waves, pure and simple. And wind tends to die down as the sun go down (in general). I dont want to give you a geography lesson but go read up on thermals etc and their effect on wind patterns. Peace
     
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    But for the record i dont run night mode on my MP40s lol
     
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    :lol: so it seems many dont use the function
     
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