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Old 08-09-2004, 02:16 PM   #11
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the difference is the wave timers will allow shorter times between on and off ! the fastest the chavet goes is two minutes per cycle 15 min max !! the chase mode is to fast imo the pump just starts and then it switchs to the next pump not allowing it to power fully :-( what i do like is you can use it as a 2 or 4 channel ! but for the price i like it and would buy another
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Old 08-09-2004, 05:24 PM   #12
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But with those limitations, isn't an extra $15 worth the upgrade?
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Old 08-09-2004, 05:29 PM   #13
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id say yes ! when i was shopping for them they wasnt that cheap
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Old 08-09-2004, 08:36 PM   #14
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Ok, thanks! Now I'm trying to figure out if I want to do a closed loop w/ a SCWD or RS Wavemaster with ph's?
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Old 08-10-2004, 10:52 AM   #15
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I'm partial to the Red Sea Wavemaster also. 3 PHs alternately pump on and off. Got a 4th outlet for the main pump if you're set up that way. I especially like the feeding mode, when it shuts down all PHs for a set amount of minutes. My corals seem to like it to with the alternating flow. It's also got an 8 hour sleep mode that sets itself the same time every night.
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Check out this site. I hope it helps. Shows a diagram of how to install it and a short mpeg of it running. AMAZING!!

http://www.melevsreef.com/closedloop.html
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I'm partial to the Red Sea Wavemaster also. 3 PHs alternately pump on and off. Got a 4th outlet for the main pump if you're set up that way. I especially like the feeding mode, when it shuts down all PHs for a set amount of minutes. My corals seem to like it to with the alternating flow. It's also got an 8 hour sleep mode that sets itself the same time every night.
So you can set the Wavemaster to initiate "night" mode automatically every night?

I looking in RIO SEIO's. Supposively, RIO is coming out with a "wavemaker" that will work well with these pumps. Too bad they're taking forever!
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Not sure if it is exactly what you are looking for, but I just got a zoo med powersweep 228, and that thing is awesome! Currents are going everywhere and it has a flow adjuster.

http://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium_...ep.asp?CartId=
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TygGer, yes, the first time you hit the night time button, the unit remembers and initiates night mode at the same hour every day.
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Found my operation manual...

It's got 4 different wave programs, gentle, rolling, turbulent, and alternating (sequential 4 hr periods of the previous 3). It's got a Marine and a Reef mode for which the feed switch suspends flow for 30 min and 10 minutes respectively. Maybe others may have a better source, but I got mine from Marine Depot for $109. (not incl shipping). My corals seem to love it. As suggested in the manual, I've got 3 powerheads - positioned hi, low, and middle. Got two that are positioned to allow the flow to hit each other head on creating flow in places that I couldn't get a direct flow into. I've had it for a month and I love it. 3 PHs keep the dead spots (at least those in fron of the rocks) almost non existent.
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