The Disaster Wave Pump!

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by brentv, 29 Nov 2011.

  1. brentv

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    I Purchased a Polario 22000L Wave Pump about a Year and a half ago..
    So far this has been my Adventure:

    First 2 months of having it Control unit Melted causing major fumes killing a hellova lot of Livestock:dft004:

    Supplier replaced with another unit... after a bit of a wait..
    This unit was not happy to be alive, went for a week and stopped..

    Waited a few months for replacement unit this worked for about 3 months!
    ....NICE!!!:banghead:

    I was fed up with this by now so I asked a friend (Qualified Sparky!) to take a gander and see what's going on in the drive unit and actual pump..
    Pump fine, he Reckoned motherboard couldn't handle pump load, tried fixing unit, no luck...
    Then took it to a guy that fixes all things electronic and he definately said problem is the small fan that supposed to cool drive unit gets faulty..
    Added a new fan resolded motherboard wires... plugged it in and wow
    worked perfectly... FOR 5 MINUTES!!!
    All in all about 2 years later with a wave pump that has worked for about 5 months!!!
    Please tell me someone has had this problem...
    And where the hell can I get a good drive unit for this pump:whistling:
     
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  3. archiecrain

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    Damn I would have bailed on the Brand ages ago and forked out for Tunze or Vortech's.....
     
  4. FransSny

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    Yip , had the same issues....just chocked mine and went with Tunze....never looked back
     
  5. RiaanP

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    when these pumps came onto the market, a lot of guys jumped to get them. They were seen as the answer to all our flow pattern problems.
    But from the beginning there were complains about the noise the fan makes. Wonder howmany of these pumps are still in use.
     
  6. SteveZi

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    sounds like a piece of crap to me.
     
  7. pXius

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    VIP in northgate has been running one in their DT since I started out on this hobby. But then again they do have an aptasia in there, bigger than most H magnificas :p
     
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    I am aware there have been a few problems etc with them, but haven't heard of such bad luck.

    @brentv If you like, I could have a look at the driver for you? Just PM me as I will probably miss your reply:blush:
     
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  9. brentv

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    Any of you suppliers got a good price for me on a wave pump drive unit that'll actually work my pump at a reasonable price??
     
  10. brentv

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    Hello... anyone out there?:blush:
     
  11. Suhayl

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    I have an adjustable 0-30 volt dc power supply with an Omron timer. What voltage pump is it?
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Brent, chat to Lighty he is a master on the electronics
     
  13. Tremayn

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    I hear the new ones are not faulty like the old ones
     
  14. Fishboy Godfrey

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    I would recommend a TUNZE and Bees pumps(Abyzz) cause in my view they'r scintificuly proven and I have seen what magic they can do on a reef,so I can go with those to avoid problems with motherboards and all sorts of staff!!!
     
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    I would recommend Tunze and the bees(Abyzz) as I have witneessed what they can do on a reef plus to me they're proven scintifically,so that's where I would go to insure a life span of my REEF!!!!
     
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    Thanks Allan;)
     
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    Thanks Godfrey, ... Gonna first try get a drive unit for this pump, before I change...
    If I did I will definately go this route... Shot Bud!
     
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    Trem, you obviously talking about the new drive units? Does anyone know who stocks them in KZN?:whistling:
     
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    ...Or in SA?????:blush:
     
  20. Tremayn

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    yes lol, thats why I said the new ones :p .. Aquarium depot imports them, so any shop that buys from them can get it. The new ones are also much cheaper
     
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    Sorry about all your problems, Cheers Anita
     
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