Ideal Wavemaker Placement?

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  1. Space Prawn

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    Hey guys

    I know I might be jumping the gun a little. But I like to know before I start scaping.

    I bought three awesome wavemakers off a fellow forum member(thanks again dude :yeahdude:) and I would just like to know if you guys have a specific recipe for placement.

    The specs are:

    Tank:

    100cm L x 60 cm H x 40cm D

    Wavemaker 1:

    Resun 15000lph with controller

    Wavemakers 2 & 3:

    Seio 2000lph with trip-switch controller


    I was thinking of having the big boy up top washing water and muck down the overflow and the two smaller ones facing each other.



    Any advice would be greatly appreciated :thumbup:
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    Maybe the resun about half way up the tank aimed towards the other side of the tank. Then the two seios on the opp side from the resun on the corners facing towards the opp side surface. So it will be the two seios flowing in the sides and the resun in the middle. Should be decent. You have to check for dead spots
     
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    Thanks man, will check.

    How do I know if I have a deadspot? :blush::blush:
     
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    you will see stuff sitting on the substrate.. Just a matter of messing around with the positioning of the pumps

    :)
     
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    Thanks again, awesome advice! :yeahdude:
     
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    no problem dude :)
     
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    Guys you cant place your pumps untill you have scaped and already have a idea of coral placement and coral types to go in the tank.

    pump placement i find to be something that changes over time due to coral growth of existic coral and some times due to new corals being introduced.

    Start with Tremayn's placement to start with, but i gaurantee you will need to tweak the placement half a dozen times before you are happy.
     
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    Good advice Sub!
     
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    Thanks :thumbup:

    When it comes to water flow, I feel like an extreme noob, just wanted some basic pointers. :blush:


    Will remember pump placement when I start adding corals
     
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    Just one pointer you have to remember, especially if you intend keeping reef crest corals:

    Now, slowly, repeat after me:

    IF APPLIED CORRECTLY,

    THERE



    IS






    NO





    SUCH





    THING






    AS





    TOO


    MUCH






    FLOW!!!!!
     
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    and what about when the flesh is blown off sps? :tt2:
     
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    Read again, IF APPLIED CORRECTLY. And I should have inserted: short of splashing over the rim!

    But yes a very valid point when not applied correctly. Also important that your tank can withstand the pressures of for example dump buckets, carlson surge devices, waveboxes etc.

    Having literally lived on a coral reef, it was amazing to have waves wash over me to which I could not stand up straight, or struggled to keep my hold on reefs, but the corals showed no signs of stress. I firmly believe that the type of flow I am referring to is what we need achieve. Unfortunately not a likely achievement with our traditional glass box designs.
     
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    I have an aquaria 1.5 meter. At the moment one Jebao RW-8. How do i position it? Face it down or towards surface? Best place in tank?
     
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    Preferably faceing in a up position but you will have to look at adding more flow in the future.
     
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    Yes at the end of the month i will order another one, so i should put this one on side glass facing the other side panel but with a slight tilt up?
     
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    Yes thats correct. As for height I would place it just above the centre of the side glass. Once you have your other pump then you can adjust your flow directions. When adding flakes it will give you a good indication of the flow in your tank and where the dead spots are.
     
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    Thanks alot for your help
     
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    Back right facing up and slightly to the front, towards the overflow or you will get a lot of surface scum build up.
     
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    Would it be better to have two RW8's or one RW20?

    I have a 1300x600x700 tank.
     
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    I do not know how many modes you will be able to run an RW20 on without destroying your sand bed.
     
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