Gyre Flow

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    The first Gyre Flow system in SA is on display at the expo. Soon to become a hot topic on this forum. Get all the lowdown on how it works from Jake Adams tomorrow at 15h00

    Wow
     
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    Its a great concept and easy to implement in an reef tank.
     
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    This was Nemo's janitors Gyre tank. The Idea is to get the whole tanks flow moving as fast as possible with as little equipment as possible. The idea was also presented in Jake Adams talk.

    Basically all the water gets pumped in one direction under the glass. This builds up the momentum of the water and flowsreally fast and evenly thoughout the entire tank. Jake used the word's conveyor belt to describe the movement of the water.
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    This principal can be adapted in your current reef tank displays also.
     
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    But then isn't the water only flowing in one direction?
     
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    was really a very interesting talk and opened so many avenues...
    glad to see they got it tested in labs too
     
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    Yes and based on the lab results, that what we want, we only want turbulent flow at the coral when laminar flow hits the coral
     
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    Flow is in one direction. But it is a perfect example of what can be achieve with closed loop systems. Having 2 flow pumps alternation or an Ocean Motion installed.

    For a frag tank, coral grow out area, I think this would be great. With or without controlling the flow. Just turn the frags 180 degrees every week. Will have very little settlement in between the frags and under the plugs.

    The gyre flow was something almost achieved by the Polario pumps a few years back. A lot of flow for a long period into one direction, then turn around into the other. Can achieve this with Vortech pumps on the long pulse mode opposing each other in anti-sync setup, or any other controllable pumps. But the idea is to have the flow into a direction for a longer period than just a pulse. The reason was given in one of Jake's talks. Very interesting.
     
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    For holding systems corals are placed on trays and the complete tray is turned once or twice a day.

    For small tanks, two return pumps can be used and the flow reversed every hour or so.
     
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    Clearly you missed Jakes talk - Flow more important that light.
     
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    Jake ran a massive 2m tank with 4 small maxi jet pumps running 2 at a time that user the gyre flow principal. This was a full on Acro tank.
     
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    Yup. A lot of reefers missed out an some very interesting talks. I am sure that we will see a lot of gyre popping up on MAsa
     
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    Yes this they did

    I might make a gyre flow frag tank. but i have already applied the princilaps to my DT and can already see better polyp extention from my sps.
     
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    The same. Will see what my tank does in the next day or 2.
     
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    Unfortunatly do to the nature of Jakes talks, Ie this being his lively hood I can not publish them online.
     
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    Damn. But the others?
     
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    those i got :thumbup:
     
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    here is the nemo's janitor gyre flow tank

     
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    Mmm, going to struggle keeping the substrate on that glass
     
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