Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-05-2015, 02:00 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jeffaquarius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 1,933
I would say that it is inherent to its design. Although you eliminate the heat and stray voltage, the rotor has to be as close to the glass to make the mag driver more effective. It is an expensive wave maker. I would pick Jebao WP 60 for a 300 gal tank. No noise and at a very good price with same results.
__________________

__________________
"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion". George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90w86...A434PW3gEa1-QA
jeffaquarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 06:27 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
sealife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Australia.
Posts: 739
My SunSun JVP-100 is brand new. Only used it for 5 minutes. Its just noisier than my Eheim 2217 filter. I wanted something quieter so I dont have to hear anything from the tank from any electricals.
Its only for surface agitation and oxygen.

Sent from my GT-I9305 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
sealife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 08:46 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffaquarius View Post
I would pick Jebao WP 60 for a 300 gal tank. No noise and at a very good price with same results.
I hear a little high pitched electrical motor sound out of mine. I do use a dimmer switch to turn it down a bit lower than the lowest setting though. Maybe that is a factor, but it's too strong otherwise. I bought a second Jebao for my new build. I'm anxious to try the RW-15. I like the design better.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 08:53 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SeanMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,261
I have an mp-40 on my 90 gal and an mp-60 on my 180 gal. Surprisingly the mp-60 is much more quiet. Both are run on Reef Mode and max is about 60-70%.


Sent from my iPad using Aquarium Advice
__________________
SeanMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 03:02 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jeffaquarius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 1,933
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_X View Post
I hear a little high pitched electrical motor sound out of mine. I do use a dimmer switch to turn it down a bit lower than the lowest setting though. Maybe that is a factor, but it's too strong otherwise. I bought a second Jebao for my new build. I'm anxious to try the RW-15. I like the design better.
The high pitch sound is caused by DC pulses coming from the variable speed motor control and not from the pump. An electrolytic capacitor across the pump might reduce or totally get rid of that noise.
__________________
"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion". George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90w86...A434PW3gEa1-QA
jeffaquarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 07:45 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bectan01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: melbourne, australia
Posts: 1,930
I do find that the cheaper ones are louder. I use tunze powerheads and they are much quieter than the cheap ones I use for mixing water


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Bectan01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 08:36 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BLUElobster99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 736
I used a sun sun for about a week before picking up a Hydor and didn't notice any noise from either. I then gave the sun sun to my brother to use. It got pretty abused, floating plants got stuck in the prepllerler, it was run dry a few times. I took it out today to mix salt and the noise is unbearable. So I think the hydors are definitely better but either way the pumps need to be maintained properly.

Sent from my SM-G900V using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
BLUElobster99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 08:43 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,117
I have an mp10 and it is pretty quiet. Have used koralias too and not much noise from them either.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 08:51 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jeffaquarius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 1,933
Sun sun is rated 220vac at 50hz. So it is not the right choice in the US. Any circulating pump mounted improperly will create noise. If you look closely how these pumps are constructed it should not create such unwanted noise. The rotor is a floating magnet inside the stator with the ac or dc power. The only point of contact is at the tip of the shaft to align it with the body. The best way to mount it is horizontal. Mounting it at a greater angle will result on the rotor to be jumping up and down thus creating that noise.
__________________
"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion". George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90w86...A434PW3gEa1-QA
jeffaquarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 09:12 PM   #20
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,527
I've noticed when the impeller shaft wears out they get noisy , I had 2 shear off talk about a racket , replaced impellers and shafts with replacement parts couldn't be no quieter
I can't even here them running , the cost for the 2 impellers and shafts were a tad high but still cheaper than buying new power heads ,$25. was the total damage buying through the pet store didn't help but they were in stock
__________________

__________________
Save
54seaweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
power head

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where is best level to add power head/wave maker? sealife Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 11-07-2014 07:54 AM
wave maker or not to wave maker smoothca General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 03-04-2014 02:56 AM
Power head or wave maker joshpwolf Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 03-03-2012 04:35 PM
Wave maker / power heads pat8you General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 08-26-2010 04:55 PM
Wave maker power heads lynxpilot General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 9 03-07-2009 07:38 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.