Which Wave Maker?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by Manic, 16 Feb 2010.

  1. Manic

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    Hey everyone,

    So I know they aren't technically wave makers but they seem to be classed that. Anyway which ones would you recommend for my new tank:

    1X Boyu WM-3 Wave Maker

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    2 X Resun Waver-15000

    The tank is a 900mm x 900mm x 600mm (High) rimless cube.
    I'm looking at keeping mainly sps. in the long run. What other choices do I have?
    Needs to be in the price range of the above.
     
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  3. mariusmeyer

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    What about a polario. A bit more than 2 resuns and a little less flow though. But only 1 pump versus 2.
     
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    900*900 is a big surface area. I would suggest a polario as well as the 2 Resuns the more the flow the better.
     
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    The Resuns are cool but the only problem that ive noticed is they dont come with magnet holders. I know Boyu also does a controller for their pumps. Lanzo has used these maybe he can comment.
     
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    Isn't the polario generally more effective on longer tanks or am I thinking of something really different.
     
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    yup it is but then again you have a huge area in terms of the width of the tank. you really want as much and wide a flow as possible. once you have filled your tank with water you will see. I know that submeriner has 2*12000Lpg sun sun in his tank with sps
     
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    I want something controllable though. Thats why I was gonna go for 2 x resuns and then some sun suns
     
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    then go for it, you will only know once you try.
     
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    I'm definitely either going to get 2 X resuns or the boyu WM-3. Has anyone tried both? Which is better?
     
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    Any reason you are not thinking of VorTech?
     
  12. Fishy Steve

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    Vortech costs way more than 2 resuns. Thats probably why he hasn't thought of it. 2 resuns will be about 3 grand. One vortech over 5 grand.
     
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    huh im sure the price has dropped on the vortechs
     
  14. Monti

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    The latest MAP for the Vortech MP40 is around R4900
     
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    yup it used to be 5500 im sure if u speak to someone on here u can get it cheaper
     
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    The reason I haven't even though of a vortech is that the resuns are R950 each which is R1900 together and the boyu wave maker is R2200.
     
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    Someone is selling their vortech on the forum that needs a need wetside -
    They are brilliant pumps so that should give you alot of options regarding flow in the tank- It has high energy reef enviroment or lagoon and controllable speed + night mode and feed mode - I have 2 of these with the battery backup that gives me 15hrs run time.

    I also have a Resun Wavemake - It is a bit bulky and the flow options are limited - It can only operate on high for about 15seconds i think , but it is a nice pump on a budget.
     
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