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Old 11-06-2010, 05:27 PM   #11
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the website im looking at to buy Koralia 2 it tells me requires a Koralia wave maker.. is that them just trying to sell it?
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:13 PM   #12
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post a link to the website you are speaking of.
i've used many koralias, including number 2's without any wavemaker. they do make a version that can be used with wavemakers now, but it's not mandatory to do so.
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The Koralias that say they *need* to be used with a wavemaker, need to be used with Hydor's controller. They won't work otherwise. They don't just plug in to the wall - the plug on them in different and plug into the controller.

If you get the plain Koralias, or the Koralia "Evolution" pumps... these don't need to be used with a controller or wavemaker.
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ok thank you very much
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ahh..very smart of them to put a proprietary plug on them.
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:48 PM   #16
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Yeah I was looking into a Koralias wave maker the other day and saw that the power heads needed had to have a special plug!
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ahh..very smart of them to put a proprietary plug on them.
Yeah... but not very smart of them to bring out their new Evolution line and call it "controllable". They end up muddying their own water with their other "controllable" line of product.

Just for clarification, there are three "flavors" of Koralia out there...

1. Old version, 120V Koralia - just plug them in the wall and they work. If you plan on turning them on and off often to simulate waves, expect them to break within 6 months. Fortunately, these are going off the market, replaced by the "Evolution" series.

2. New version, 120V Koralia - these are called the "Evolution" series. A little more flow than the old version, but the better thing is that it can be turned on/off over and over and over again... and they won't break. So these are "controllable", as far as being able to use them with a wavemaker, or a aquarium controller system. But you can only turn them on or off... not vary the flow.

3. Older version, but not as old as #1, 12V Korlia - these are the "controllable" ones that require the Hydor control unit. The powerheads have a special plug in that does NOT plug in to the wall, but instead plugs in to the Hydro controller. The benefit of these is that you can control the speed of the powerhead and get more variable control.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:36 AM   #18
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So i've decided to go with 2 Koralia Evolution Circulation Pump : Koralia 1050 - (1,050 GPH - 5 Watts) and maybe 1 Koralia Evolution Circulation Pump : Koralia 750 - (750 GPH - 4.5 Watts) for a 75 gallon tank. Does that sound pretty good or should I make it 4 total?

Eventually I do want to have a diverse system.(lps,sps, soft hard)

Tank is cycling now.
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i have created a small pic on how the flows go in my SW tank. What do you think i should do in regards to my tank. its 160gal
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i think you should return the 1000gph pumps and go with something stronger. three 1400gph or so pumps would be better.
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