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Old 10-30-2011, 11:24 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on the wave maker systems? I'm curious if the work well or not. Is it a "needed" item in a reef tank. I need more water flow and wondered if anyone had tried them.
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What size tank and what system are you looking at?
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I use a SCWD it directs incoming water to two alternating outputs, switching automatically at a rate depending on incoming pressure. I like it because it's quieter and it runs off the pump. No power needed. I have about 4 years on the one I'm running now, never had to clean or disconnect for any reason.

I have used a Natural Wave Pump Timer before I changed to Koralia pumps. The Koralia 4's don't work well with this wave maker.

If I had a spare grand I think I would try with a Koralia system. Dr Foster's appears to have a sale on the power heads at this time.

Then again for a lot less cash I could add to my existing pump and SCWD. Then I could run two.
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I honestly know little about your setup. I know Carey and others have had great success with the koralias. I personally have two ecotech marine mp10s one my 40 breeder and couldn't be happier. I am upgrading them to wireless for all their features before going reef. It all just depends on what you want to do
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Wavemakers are great for reef tanks. I have a tunze system and it is awesome. It is good to simulate natural wave currents from different directions for the corals
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Wavemakers can be awesome, I currently just run regular old Koralias with no wavemaker though and my reefs are pretty happy. If I had the money I wou;d most likely get one though. It's not a necessity but it can be helpful.
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Wavemakers can be awesome, I currently just run regular old Koralias with no wavemaker though and my reefs are pretty happy. If I had the money I wou;d most likely get one though. It's not a necessity but it can be helpful.
Agreed, it's a lot more upfront, but the evidence is overwhelming that it can help in so many ways. I am glad that I did it to begin with.
Let us know what you decide!
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