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    Flow in the aquarium

    Hi all

    I hav ebeen playing around with the flow in my RSM recently and I wanted to let people know about a cheap wave maker from JBJ which is called an Ocean Pulse Duo wave maker.

    The RSM (red sea max) comes with two powerheads which are rated at 550lph (I think). I have attached a hydor 'turning thing' cant remember the correct name for but I added this to the right hand powerhead to create a random current which moves around the tank and crashes into the left hand powerhead which increases this flow temporarily.

    The left hand power head is turned up to the water surface and disrupts the water surface to help with gaseous exchange and to create a foward current towards the front of the tank.

    I have an extra powerhead a small seio which i think is around 2300 or 1300 - I will check - however I have plugged this into the wave maker. I have set this pump to come on at various times - 10second up to 6 minutes and then off for that particular time and then on again.

    I left the powerhead being turned on for 90 seconds and then turned off for 90 seconds over night. This powerhead is pointed at almost 45 degrees from the right hand corner of the tank near the surface strainer inlet to the filtration unit.

    The difference in the corals has been amazing the euphyllias are extending much more than usual and look really healthy despite the unwelcome attention that they are getting from two spawning clown fish.

    I will get some photos together and post them on here. It seems to be an important step in the RSM to provide more randomised flows in the tank to help the corals grow.

    I was thinking of using a wave controller with my next set up but at

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    Flow in the aquarium

    Its something I have often thought about but never seemed to get round to doing. The price is definately OK at

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    Flow in the aquarium

    Same here never got around to it, usually a piece of coral takes my fancy, but

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    Flow in the aquarium

    Not sure if this helps but i will have a seio mc620?? For sale soon at a good price!! Will get it cleaned up and see who wants it!!

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    Flow in the aquarium

    Well I have burned out the seio pump - so I thought that a new pump was in order

    Check this out!

    http://img532.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p8110028yk4.flv

    http://img532.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p8110030vw3.flv

    I was getting well okay a 1 to 1.5 inch wave on the tank lol

    Its a great pump

    J

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