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Old 02-04-2015, 05:14 AM   #1
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What is the most quiet wave maker / power head ?

I own a SunSun jvp-100, but its not quiet eniugh for me.

What is a quiet brand? I was thinking Tunze. Mainly 6015, 6020, or 6025. I only need it for water circulation and surface agitation. Nothing else.

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Old 02-04-2015, 09:58 AM   #2
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I liked the Koralia's when I used them. Very quiet, good flow, and a strong magnet will ensure they won't fall off the glass.
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I've used several brands, but none of them have been loud at all. If they are, in all reality they probably just need cleaned and have the propeller removed and reset in there. Even brand new ones I've seen this work with.
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IMO there is no such category as the quietest circulating pump. The bigger the capacity the more vibration there is.
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:20 PM   #5
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So brands won't make any difference? I may as well keep my cheap SunSun. I thought something more expensive like Tunze would be more quiet.

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Old 02-04-2015, 05:24 PM   #6
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How much water movement do you need? Why not grab an ecotech mp10 or mp40? I have 2-10's and 1-40 and I just don't run them over 50%. I went a bit overkill on the flow to be sure I don't have to run them at high power. The 40 never really goes about 30% unless I'm right up on them, I don't hear them.
The koralia's are decent too, but they're footprint can get rather large and bulky and I was never really too impressed with their power.
Heard good things about tuze though.


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Quality, durability and features dictate the price of circulating pumps. If you have one that is noisy then you got a defective one or did not last long. When it comes to return pumps then yes there are noisy ones.
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I have a few mp40s that run 100% during the day and they are very loud, especially during short pulse modes.


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I have a few mp40s that run 100% during the day and they are very loud, especially during short pulse modes.


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What do you think is causing the noise?
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Just the motor intensity. I've tried adjusting positions and no better. Cut up a yoga mat to give more padding and that helped a tad. Running lower speed helps the most but given that I have 300 gallons to move around and my Achilles tang loves the turbulence, I'll deal with it. At least until something new like the maxspect gyre replaces them.


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