Seio setup or Polario

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by Riddi, 4 May 2010.

  1. Riddi

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    I have been contemplating which setup will be better.
    will a seio controller and two pumps or a polario be sufficient to create enough flow in my cube setup.

    the expected volume is 450 lts and I initailly plan to have FOWLR and later (8- 12 months) start with corals.

    please advise or even some sugestions
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    what is the size of your tank? what type of corals do you want to keep?
     
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    The Polario may be a little strong for just FOWLR, is the 450l the total volumn less the displacement of the rock and sand? It would be of great use with a planned SPS setup with the changing flow eliminating laminar water movement. However a expensive overpowered piece of kit for a softie or FO setup IMO. Maybe just a Closed loop setup to keep the tank nice and tidy.
     
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    Riddi Thread Starter

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    Well the size will be 850w x 850 l x 600 h

    So the the seio setup will more cost effective as well as having the desired effect of having enough flow in the tank to eliminate dead areas of flow?
     
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    Riddi Thread Starter

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    the corals I want is torch corals, anenome bubble tip and carpet , monti plate , brain currently. this list will obviously change as the tank matures and the correct enviroment for the reletive corals are established.
     
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    Riddi, Polario will be an overkill on a 450 l IMHO ( I have one as well) Seio would be enough...only thing about Seio is the startup noise
     
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    Riddi Thread Starter

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    how bad is that noise , is it something one can get use to? or more like fingernails on a chalk board?
     
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    SEIO's are rubbish. All of mine make random clunking noises even when they have been on for days. They all battle to turn on sometimes and now they all randomly start working in reverse. Get a single vortech or some sun suns
     
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    Manic, I had the same thing with mine going in reverse... weird..
     
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    That noise is IRRITATING ! If budget is an issue rather just get a Buyo WM3 4 pumps & semi controllable
     
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    one of my sun suns also runs in reverse at times... FLIPPEN annoying...
     
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    i had this also as well as the random cluck noise
     
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    Riddi Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys
    Seio definitely out, polario overkill (may stiil be considered)
    Boyu now on the cards and SuNSuN (preferebly ones which dont run in reverse).

    any others on the market?
    @ Frans
    pm a price on the boyu pls
     
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    Riddi Thread Starter

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    @MANIC your setup looks cool hopefully i will get there someday:whistling:

    @ sponsers if you want to donate any vortech for testing you can pm me
     
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    Hi Riddi

    I use hailea pumps & they work like a bomb on my square box. I have 2 X 6530 you could use 2 X HX-6520 just point the flow upward & against the side of the glass.

    I wont buy another type pump again the single jet is not a problem if it is bounced against the glass of pointed upward

     
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    @vatso pls pm the price they go for
     
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    I don't sell these mate sorry any of the sponsor should

    I paid like +-R450 per pump

    A "box" tanks flow is not like any long tank water bounces off in all directions when it hit's the glass.
     
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    but its still laminar flow, if you can enlarge the outlets it would be better
     
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    I won't go with any other pump & I have sun sun & seio pumps - when my 6530 pumps hit the side of the tank & or the top of the water they go in all directions & the flow is never the same.

    I don't have sand moving all over the place they need to be directed correctly but once they are they work like a bomb.

    There are applications for the other type pumps but I am very happy with my results.
     
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    Those pumps are really big and ugly though, If I'm thinking of the same pumps.
     
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