Is a WP-10 pump enough

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by munch, 27 Jun 2014.

  1. munch

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    Is a Jebao WP-10 wavemaker enough for a TL-550? I put one in to replace a large +-3800l/h pump. However it feels much weaker at it's strongest speed setting at constant flow.
    (I also have another 1000l/p pump)

    Since my tank has allot of hair algae still, I can see that there are much less currents than before. Is the WP-10 really 4000l/h as I feel I should have bought a stronger one.

    Would replacing the 1000l/h pump with another wp-10(i.e. having 2) be a problem?

    Can I run a WP-25 on this tank?
     
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    what pump was the larger older pump?
    A 4000L/h pump should do the job. I got 2 Seio 530 pumps, rated at 2000L/h each in a TL550. And seems to be doing OK, but yes, tank is still cycling, so no corals yet. So I cannot really say yes or no.
     
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    I will have to check when I get home. I bought the tank 2nd hand and replaced that pump as it was large and bulky, thinking the Wp-10 would be a good replacement due to it's small size and similar rates output.
     
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    In terms of total flow,rate, one wp 10 will do, BUT you have to consider flow dynamics. If budget allows, rather get two and turn their flowrate down.
     
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    I will run the 1 for now the the 1000l/h to break the flow etc for now.
     
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