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Old 07-15-2004, 02:41 PM   #1
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Wavemaker suggestions?

I've got fish and coral - 75g. Thinking about a wavemaker and been doing some reading. Looks like they're simply a power strip that handles 4-6 powerheads on different timing cycles to produce varying currents.

What are the most tangible benefits and is there something else recommended other than the power strip and multiple power head thing? I've seen some that describe a single unit that creates water motion also. The asthetics seem nicer on something like that since there aren't 4 powerheads seen.

Any suggestions
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Old 07-15-2004, 03:19 PM   #2
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I have a Red Sea Wavemaster Pro...your right it is pretty much a powerstrip with different timing cycles. I think it's pretty good though, has a feeding mode and multiple settings for how much you want the flow to change and what not...

I found these two threads for you, one with the powerstrip thing and one with a wave maker you put on the out put of your sump return...HTH's a little

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...heap+wavemaker


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I would suggest the Natural Wave wavemaker strip for a budget unit. If you want a nicer unit, I'd go with the Red Sea model.
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Old 07-15-2004, 11:32 PM   #4
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Re: Wavemaker suggestions?

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I've seen some that describe a single unit that creates water motion also.
Do you mean a SCWD ?
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This is what I have (view web address) And im very happy with it. I have three power heads hooked up to it and it works great!! I highly recommend it plus its on sale right now

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...&N=2004+113039
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Yeah, after further reading, I guess I was referring to the SCWD, but see that only gives you a defined 100 degree sweeping oscillating flow from 2 water outlets from a single position or height in the tank.

Looks like the Wavemester pro simply allows you to choose modes for specific durations, position the power heads, and let the system do the work - as opposed to timing powerheads individually. Is that about right?

If so, that's the one I want.
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Red sea wave master pro is the best bet unless you have bucks in which case you should seek none other but the tunze stream pump with integrated controler.... <drool> The tunze is to current what halides are to light, they are totally amazing.
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For someone with a small setup, you think these are any good?

Rotating Flow Nozzles

Lots of people have tried to produce efficient and effective roatating or sweeping powerheads with minimal power loss. This new products is the best we have seen, minimal loss well engineered and a sensible price.
The easy way to break up water flow your corals will love them.
Price: £9.99

about half way down on the page below if you want to see a picture..

http://www.stm-shop.co.uk/acatalog/Whats_New.html

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