Powerhead for TL550

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by Mc, 8 Aug 2011.

  1. Mc

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    Hi All.
    Im in the process of setting up a Boyu TL550, and im lookin for good powerhead.
    I already have a seio prop 320 rated at 1200Lph thats going in there.
    Just wondering what you are using, and anything you think would work well.
     
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    Hey MC,

    I have a sun sun 3000 lph in my TL 550 is also very nice. Good flow. I had a serious algae issue and it was because of poor flow. I now have 2 seio prop 320's as well as the sun sun.
    I use the sun sun to blow straight against my rocks to keep any dirt from settling on them and then the seio's to have some nice current moving through the tank.

    Fish are loving life and my rocks are spotless.
     
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    Interesting thanks, just don't really want too many pumps in there.
    Maybe if I went with another a bigger seio or something stronger it would be ok.
    What sun sun is it?
     
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    im using two small seios(one in each corner) one pointing towards the surface and another one towards the front of the tank. perfect flow,not too little,not too much. think its a 1300l one and a 1000l one. you can then use your spray bar for surface movement.
     
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    The 3000l/ph sun sun is the JVP-101...I'm using a wavemaker WM-01 and a 320 prop...works gr8 2getha...corals also loves it...
     
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    Look at the mini polarios. They do about 5000lph and reverse the flow from one side to another just like the big versions
     
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    Guys dont forget about the Hydor nano 1600

    They are the smallest flow pump in the world.

    Come standard with magnet mounts
     
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    Thanks Guys I appreciate all the input Im gonna look at a few of them and see what I can find.:thumbup:
     
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    Looks really good Tony any idea how much these go for?
     
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    I was looking at the jvp 200 on the weekend, looks good its the one with 2 heads. Anyone used this?
     
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    Oh yeah also wondering about the seio M620, has antone used them was just wondering how that flow nozzle works, or if seio prop pumps are a better option?
     
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    Probably about R1500-00 wiht the controller. Ask sponsors for prices
     
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    Seio pumps are the cheapest option .give good flow . I am happy with mine .but you get what you say for - guys say they don't last .lol:)
     
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    I saw some of them today they are quite cheap but the sun sun jvp201 is going for R200 and its rated at 4000Lph not that im sure thats what it actually puts out.
    Its also got two heads so you can point them in different directions, and even it doesnt last that long at that price its not such a big deal.
    I looked at the mini polaris its really nice, I unfortunatelly don't have R1500 to spend on a power head. Is anybody using the jvp201?
     
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    go for the seio range.they cheap and does the job. you can save up an buy a good one at a later stage.ive been using mine for a year and a half now without any problems.ill just replace the suction things with magnet mounts.you will be able to get 2 seios+magnet mounts for +-R500. maybe even cheaper.
     
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    Thanks Charl.

    Was thinking of going for the seio as I already have one. was just tempted by the sun sun I saw today it really doesn't look too bad. I even saw one working in one of the shops tanks and its pretty impresive.
     
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    Hi

    I got a similar tank

    I have an Aqua Medic wave 4 plug controller linked to an assortment of wave makers in the DT:
    • Tunes Nano (non controllable) Turbell 2500 lph
    • Seio M620 Super Flow Pump 2400 lph
    • Seio Prop 530 Super Flow Pump 2000 lph

      I also run a Seio Prop 320 Super Flow Pump 1200 lph in my refugium.

    The three together (plus a 2500 lph return) is way to much for my LPS, using the night mode on the controller to run 1 at a time, got to find the setting that will limit it to run two at a time during the day.

    Although the 3 pumps are similar in rating the Tunes moves about as much water as the two Seio's combined. It is "small", looks good, always start in the correct direction and come shipped with an magnet.

    The M620 is a vertical pump, so looks better and does not stick so far into the tank. Of the three it moves by far the least water. You have to buy an additional magnet for it, the fittings it comes with (don't) sucks. I actually got it pointed onto my rock as it moves so little. Is sometimes (1/10) start in reverse.

    The 530 is a nice little pump, moves the water well (but about 1/2 of the Tunes). It ships with a magnet, so cost wise is better than the M pumps. Also starts in reverse sometimes and occasional does not start at all. This is my second one as the first one was an "out of box failure"

    I banned the 320 to my refugium as it is really a small pump (pretty, nice for small nanos and picos) and only have an effect on the water for a very limited area/length from the pump. Same issues with starting in reverse.

    If you are going to buy one pump and has the money now, I would go for the small, non electronic controllable Tunes pump, the new ones has a mechanical throttle that you can adjust the amount of flow as well.

    If two, I would go with the 530's.
     
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    Thanks for the detailed reply Len.
    I just haven't seen too many of these pumps around.
    Any idea where i could get one?
     
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    Post your request in the sponsor section, you should not have a problem as they are fairly "common" pumps.

    Also can use the online sites some of them have.

    My Tunes part arrived in 2 days, other online orders the same.
     
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