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Cheaper But Similar Wavewaker To Vortech?


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#1 Anka

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:49 PM

I need to increase my waterflow. All my filters etc are hidden in the cabinet underneath and I spent alot of money trying to make it neat. However, I want to add a wavemaker that doesn't look to bad, isn't too bulky and won't take up much space.

However, I am fastly running out of money. Therefore I'm looking for something cheaper that $300 that will do the job similar to the Vortech Propellor Pump MP10ES.

Any ideas or should I stop complaining, not eat for the next week and buy the Vortech Propellor Pump MP10ES? In some way, I think my fish would thank me for it lol

The reason I need to increase waterflow is that my soil substrate is landing on my plants and resting there which makes them look ugly.

I currently have 2 x eheim with 620LPH ratings (each). However, with all the equipment, check valves, piping etc that presumebly 1240LPH rate has been reduced.

Ollie suggested adding a powerhead to the tank and taking it out every now and then when I want to show off the tank. Not a bad idea, and relatively cheap. But I'm more interested in a permanent fix.

Any ideas?

#2 dazzabozza

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:57 PM

Hey Anka

Do u find Tunze nano streams too bulky? There's a few different brands that are similar in size too.


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#3 Bowdy

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:59 PM

if your fine substrate is already getting stired up a wavemaker may make it worse.
you can buy one for under $30

#4 Anka

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:03 PM

Hey Dazz, googled it and it looks not too bad.

The Vortech has variable speeds which I like - but I guess you get what you pay for.

Bowdy - perhaps. Although I'm happy for it to be a bit stirred rather than resting on my plant leaves >.<

#5 Bowdy

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:13 PM

you may end up with a dust storm and your filters cloging up from it.

#6 dazzabozza

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:16 PM

Vebas have a new brand in that's well priced for the volume of water they can push. They have them in their coral selling tanks. Much cheaper than the Vortechs but can't remember the name....

Pretty sure there's an option for a controller too if u did want to vary the speeds or run in tandem.

#7 Anka

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:16 PM

Well then how do I solve my problem lol

ARGHHH Algae problems, plant growht problems, water flow problems... doing my head in sad.gif

#8 dazzabozza

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:17 PM

Is the substrate getting on there from being blown by the filters or are the fish carrying it up?



#9 Anka

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:19 PM

No idea Dazza. All I know is it's there! sad.gif

Surely my current water flow isn't strong enough that it would do that? It's nearly 2ft from the substrate! And gushes out practically parallel to the floor!

#10 Riggers

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:04 PM

QUOTE (dazzabozza @ May 7 2012, 10:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Vebas have a new brand in that's well priced for the volume of water they can push. They have them in their coral selling tanks. Much cheaper than the Vortechs but can't remember the name....

Pretty sure there's an option for a controller too if u did want to vary the speeds or run in tandem.



The brand is Sicce, the pumps are the voyager4 and you can get them in a pack with the Sicce wave surfer controller for $259 from Vebas.. They're sweeeeet smile.gif

#11 Westie

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:07 AM

Yep they're Fully Sicce!




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