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  1. jono

    jono MASA Contributor

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    hello fellow reefers

    I need help i am in need of a new powerhead, my sun sun's are 4 years old. Ive benn looking today and have been given alot of different views.:eek:
    The pumps im looking at
    1. Seio prop
    2. Sicce v4
    3. Jebao Wp 25
    4.aquamedic ocean prop.

    The choices are these and the prices are kinda close only one comes with a controller.

    Your assistance would be greatly apreciated
     
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    Ocean prop pushes the most if not mistaken. Do not go for this on a tank smaller than 1.2. They are more suited from 1.2 up due top the strong flow they generate.

    Rather list their flow rates as well.
     
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    jono Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Thanks RiaanP

    The seio prop is 2000lt per hour
    The wp 25 what ive been told is upto 5000lt not sure if correct
    Sicce v4 6000lts per hour
    Aquamedic 5000lt per hour

    Its for my four foot tank also i have a 5000lt per hour return pump
     
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    Is this pump not 15000L/h?
     
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    jono Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    I was told its 5000lts per hour
     
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    If you google
    aquamedic ocean prop

    I find only the big boy. and that is a big pump, bit ugly and awkward to hide in a smaller tank, but is got a lot of flow.
     
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    jono Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Everyone is telling me to go for the wp25 so just need to know what the thoughts are as i see alot of reviews on them but i got told they are kak so just asing advice
     
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    Google nano prop 5000 thats what i just found
     
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    I have two WP-25 powerheads in my tank and I'm very happy with them.
     
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    I got the wp25 and wp40 both will supprise you

    The wp40 is for 4 ft and bigger for sure.
     
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    who have this?

    And yeah the ocean prop is the 15000L/h monster. Definitely to big for your tank.
    Would like to see the nano prop in action. although at 5000L/h it is not for nano tanks.
     
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    Sorry for bringing up this (almost oldish) thread, but are there pumps similar to the WP25 / WP40 with a controller, where a single controller is used to control more than 1 powerhead (say up to 3, or 4)?

    Need to seriously look at my flows in my tank, and am looking at perhaps two WP40s (1.5m tank, 600L), but I would ideally not want to have every single pump running on it's own controller. Just makes the wiring and the controlling of the pumps way harder than what it should be...
     
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    Don't think there is a single controller multiple pumps solution for the WP25/WP40 pumps.

    Tunze has this setup but that will come at a cost.
     
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    And the WPs... Do they remember which settings they where on when the mains power is removed / reconnected?
     
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    I think they do.
     
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    yes they do...well the wp40 does
     
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    Ive been reading all your advice about the powerheads. I have Seio M1500 ghp - 6000lph - 12w powerheads. Are they too strong for my tank? (1.2 litre) as there is flow everywhere. I can't seem to find places (for example for corals that don't like a lot of flow) where there is much lower flow. Mushrooms are also lifting a bit on the edges from the flow. Is this okay or too strong?
     
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