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Old 12-11-2002, 11:15 PM   #1
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Need advice.

Im thinking about getting three sweeper power heads and a wavemaker. Anyone care to chime in with pros and cons?
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Old 12-11-2002, 11:26 PM   #2
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The sweeping powerheads have a tendency to clog and stop sweeping, attatching them to a wavemaker IMO will simply accelerate the slow down (hows that for an oxymoron). I would simply go with some Maxijet powerheads and the wavemaker.
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Old 12-11-2002, 11:33 PM   #3
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I had two sweeper PH. one is now gutted and being used for a spray bar and the other is mixing my bukets of SW. Don't waste the money.
They kept jamming up and I just could'nt be bothered cleaning them.
I know use Hagan PH on my wavemaker.
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Is this a good deal and product?

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...=6&pCatId=4793
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wavemaker

Product is fine...we use them at the store. I would look around for pricing though...seems a little steep. This thing has three timed outlets that have a knob to control all three. Eg...at the fastest setting, two of the outlets will cycle back and forth for 20 seconds each. The third will cycle on/off every 40 seconds. You can increase or decrease the time on all three outlets and you will have approx the same ratio of on/off. Up to like three minutes I think.
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I might just wait, save up for a Red Sea wavemaker. They look real nice. Best price I found was 104 bucks. I think that was at Marine Depot. Know of a place that can do better?
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I have heard bad things about using RIO powerheads and wavemakers.

This is just for your info.

ALso I back up what has been said bout the POWERsweep PH's.

I reviewed one in the Product Review area if you want to read that.
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power sweeps

Yeah...ditto on what fishfreek said about the power sweeps. They are the neatest thing in the world for about a week. Then they quit. I have one...thinking about taking it to the range with me and using it as a 50 yard target .
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I am using the Wave Master from Red Sea and I have had no problems with it except a blown fuse inside. I had to special order it in from my LFS as he dosen't stock the fuses. I did start with the Rio PH and siezed everyone up on the wavemaker. I now run Hagans and have not had any problems with them on the wavemaker. I don't know if Hagans is the best but they stay real clean, minimal maintance (cleaning).
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I wouldnt recommend a Rio powerhead or pump to anyone. IMHO they are junk! They will sieze up on you eventually even with out a wavemaker, heck, even if you clean them regularly. So if anyone owns some rios, sorry, but plan on buying some new powerheads soon.

I personally use maxi-jet powerheads. I have never had one go bad. They are affordable, dependable, and they perform. Nuff said!
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