Help Needed Setting UP WM4 Wavemakers

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  1. Thinus

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    Hi Guys,

    Busy setting up a new system

    I Have a display tank 1000x600x600 (Around 330 Litres)

    I Have 2 x BOYU WM4 Wave makers rated for tanks 100 to 500 litres

    Each controller controls 2 pumps (Pump A and pump B)
    Each controller has Feed button that stops system for 10 Minutes

    Each pump has flux adjustment (power I assume 30% to 100% Marked)
    WAVE A and WAVE B

    Each pump has time adjustment (5 seconds to 3 minutes)
    TIME A and TIME B

    The system has DAYTIME AND NIGHTIME setting

    DAYTIME

    A works (5seconds to 3 Minutes adjustable)
    STOPS 1 second
    B works (5seconds to 3 Minutes adjustable)
    STOPS 1 second
    AND THEN LOOPS

    NIGHTIME

    A works (5seconds to 3 Minutes adjustable)
    STOPS 3 Minutes
    B works (5seconds to 3 Minutes adjustable)
    STOPS 3 Minutes
    AND THEN LOOPS

    Now the questions

    A) Will this be good enough for the tanks internal circulation or do I need to add more pumps running permanently

    B) Where should the 4 pumps be placed and what time and power setting should each one use for optimum random flow.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. RiaanP

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    These pumps at max push about 5000L/h
    So at any point, there should be two pumps running in the daytime. If at full blast it is 10000L/h in a 300L system. Should get nice random flow, especially it they are not set to the same time periods. More than enough for softies...

    Maybe for SPS add another 2 SunSun 5000L/h pumps just to provide constant flow. With the interaction with Boyu it should still be very random. Just put the two SunSun's oppsite each other facing the other directly.

    Check the sand movements first couple of days. and adjust pump directions as needed.
     
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    I was thinking of getting one of these pumps to use on my 4ft, and move my sun suns behind the rocks to blow off dirt, how would u guys say they perform?
     
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    Those pump will do just fine for the system you have!:) You will even be able to keep some SPS species with that amount of flow!;)
     
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    Hi there got the same wavemaker it works very well in my 1.5m x600 x600
     
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    The wm2 or wm4?
     
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    WM2;)
     
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    I want a wm2, where can i get one? And hw much could i expect to pay? They are dc pumps right? And push like 6000lph on full blast?
     
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    I'll send you a PM!;)
     
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