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Old 08-31-2011, 12:11 PM   #1
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Wave maker

My tank 55 gallon. (36"L x 15W x 24H)
What size wave maker suitable for my tank
If I take water for sea. How long just can use it. Should over night o not?
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:52 AM   #2
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Any one got idea for wave maker??? Pls give some advice... Thank Q
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You want apron 10x your volume in flow so I would say a 550gph power head maybe 2. If you want it to work as a wave maker you could get a timer that will switch on and off at a set interval as a cheaper route than a "proper" wave maker controller. Hopefully someone else will chime in to make sure I'm on the right track
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:45 AM   #4
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Any one got idea for wave maker??? Pls give some advice... Thank Q
I just purchased a polario 10ml wavemaker for my aquarium the polario 7ml would be ideal for your aquarium plus its pre programmed it works great it starts at 50% flow oh before I go any further it is bi flow so it switches from left to right every 20seconds starting at 50% than 75% and ending at 100% flow I hope this helps
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you don't need a wavemaker. just put powerheads on opposite sides of the tank facing each other. i don't know about 10x volume though. flow is dictated by the livestock in my opinion. if i had a 55 i would probably have at least two 500+gph power heads. i just googled those polario pumps. pretty cool alternative to vortechs!
just make sure if you purchase one of those on/off wave makers that you plug pumps into, that you purchase compatible pumps for it.
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I use a Switching Current Water Director (SCWD) that alternates flow between to outputs for the main pump.
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