[wtd] Wavemaker


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looking for a wavemaker for my 400l tank. Dimensions are 100x50x80 cm
Don't have a vortech budget
Any recommendation are welcome too.
 

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Also not a bad brand, they make good return pumps and Wavemaker are cheap for a controlled one, look around tho on the classifieds, there are always guys selling their good condition Wavemakers
 
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Jebao is OK untill the warranty is over. Unfortunately with them you get what you pay for. If you want something decent rather save some money and buy something a bit more expensive.
 
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Jebao is OK untill the warranty is over. Unfortunately with them you get what you pay for. If you want something decent rather save some money and buy something a bit more expensive.
Agree. Also the jeabo wave makers don't like to be switched on and off like loadshedding. Damages the pump
 
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Thank you for the feedback! Which wavemaker do you suggest? There are so many on the market and as a newbie it is a bit overwhelming.
 
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To be honest.. I tried almost all the jebao models. I stopped buying them when the rw series came out. Then I had enough of them. I'm now just using sunsun. They cheap and they pack a punch for their size. Yes they not controllable. But even when I had jebaos I used the function were it continuous blow. So didn't really use the controller. The only nice thing about the controllable jebao is they have a feed function wich I used. But other than that never fiddled with the controller. Sunsun is a couple hundred bucks. If it breaks its cheap enough just to replace.

The only other controllable pumps that's available easyly are the vortechs and tunze. But you need a bit of cash if you buy them new. Vortechs I see on the forum from time to time. But tunze almost never.

If I had to choose between them all I will definately go Tunze all the way.

Hope this help a bit.
 
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To be honest.. I tried almost all the jebao models. I stopped buying them when the rw series came out. Then I had enough of them. I'm now just using sunsun. They cheap and they pack a punch for their size. Yes they not controllable. But even when I had jebaos I used the function were it continuous blow. So didn't really use the controller. The only nice thing about the controllable jebao is they have a feed function wich I used. But other than that never fiddled with the controller. Sunsun is a couple hundred bucks. If it breaks its cheap enough just to replace.

The only other controllable pumps that's available easyly are the vortechs and tunze. But you need a bit of cash if you buy them new. Vortechs I see on the forum from time to time. But tunze almost never.

If I had to choose between them all I will definately go Tunze all the way.

Hope this help a bit.
Thank you for explaining! It definitely helped a lot.
 
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Thank you for explaining! It definitely helped a lot.
Could I ask you another question, for a 400 litre tank which one would you get. I see the jvp-133 goes up to 10000lph would 1 be enough? Or get 2?
 
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I like using at least 2 wavemakers. One on each side of the aquarium. But I guess it all depends on what corals you have and the way the rocks are packed.
 
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@melissa I'm with @Dexter on this. The Jebao's don't last. Tried and tested. I'm also using sunsun. What's your tank's dimensions? Maybe two JVP-132's OR 131's. I've got the JVP-133, that thing is strong.
 
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@melissa I'm with @Dexter on this. The Jebao's don't last. Tried and tested. I'm also using sunsun. What's your tank's dimensions? Maybe two JVP-132's OR 131's. I've got the JVP-133, that thing is strong.
Thank you for your feedback. My tank is 100x50x80.
 
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Cool, I'll definitely go with two of the smaller ones. If money is not an issue, then go with Tunze:m56:
 
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Just make sure if you buy sunsun. Get the ones with the magnets. The older models had suction feet wich is useless.
 
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