What internal wave-makers/power-heads are you running in your nano?

Discussion in 'Nano Tank advice' started by 2balive, 5 Jul 2011.

  1. 2balive

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    Hi

    Busy buying wave-makers for my Boyu HS-60 (128l). I am hooking them up to a AM wave controller, so can go up to 3.

    What are you guys running in terms of size and number of units in your nanos?

    PS, I will mainly have LPS, a very few SPS and one day a nemie.
     
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    why not invest in a vortech mp10
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I am running a SEIO M820 in my 120 litre nano, that's all. Could probably do with another one though.
     
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    There are those mini polarios that do about 5000 lph which reverse the flow from one side to another like their bigger counterparts
     
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    For that size I would say a Tunze 6055 on either a 7092 or a 7096 controller. With LPS it should pretty cool the swaying wave motion on the tentacles.
     
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    im with marius a 6055 and a controller. your set for life :thumbup:
     
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    what flow rate

    What size pumps are best. My tank's display area is only 50cm x 40 cm (and 50 cm deep).

    A 1200 lph did not seam to do anything, but worried that 2x 2000l/h will be to much for LPS?
     
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    Its not just eh quantity of flow. Its the quality. I had 1200LPH (seio prop 320) in my nano and it did nothing. Now I have the tunze 6055 at its lowest (1000LPH) and it does way more than the seio. Its much wider flow and it seems like it pumps a crap load more.
     
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    Snap
     
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    And remember that my nano is smaller than yours. It is only a 40L tank. Seriously, if you have the cash the 6055 with a controlleer is awesome and you will most likely only need 1. You could use it on bigger tanks as well later if you decide to upgrade.

    Im not sure how the seio prop 530 is. But for some reason I dont hink it will be enough. Even with 2. You can get so much better random flow from variable speed pumps (even when using just 1) when compared to the fixed output of the sunsun / seio pumps etc.

    That is MY opinion but there are a lot of guys out there who do run fixed output pumps and have no issues. I ran them up until recently as well.
     
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    other pumps run fine i have had seio's(besides going clunk clunk when starting up and sometimes running in reverse) sunsun's (of which some could not start with out a little poke of a finger) they all ran fine. I now have a Tunze 6105 the big brother of the 6055. and this runs great! it never skips a beat, no fiddling, pokeing of adjusting needed. it just is!
     
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