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Post by jmg32595 on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 9:28 pm

Does anybody have a wave maker and if so can you post a video of your tank and explain how yours works and the components that you have. Been checking them out and most seem to be in a rimless tank

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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 7:34 pm

I have a vortech pump for my NPS tank, and then I have koralia evos on an alternating timer from my reefkeeper elite in my larger tank. Niether actually are setup to create waves, but they work well. what exactly are you looking to find out ?
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Post by matt_longview on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 8:20 pm

They don't "create a wave" as in a current that moves the top of your water back and forth. They mimic a wave by turning on different powerheads at different times, therefore creating current that pushes on one side of a coral, and then switching so the current is pushing on the opposite side.
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Re: Wave Maker

Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 8:40 pm

and just cause I am mean like that :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbd35f251mM&NR=1




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Post by matt_longview on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 8:42 pm

.... I stand corrected.

I've never seen that before. I'm impressed. Most of those did appear to be a tank with exactly 1 powerhead or two linked so there weren't alternate currents that would mess up the uniform flow to create the wave. When I first started I imagined that's how a wave maker would work but after awhile I figured I was just wrong because I had never seen it. So since an overflow wouldn't work with those... how does water get to the sump? Is there a way to do surface skimming with those?

I love it... and I want one. lol
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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 8:48 pm

with a wave that size it would cause a few problems with the overflow. My thinking would be to have an over flow at each end of the tank so no matter what side the wave was at it would feed a drain.


might not be that easy though.


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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 8:51 pm

they are quite pricey, i must warn you.

mp10 ~$220

mp40 ~ $450

mp60 (big boy) $700
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Post by jmg32595 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 10:27 pm

thinking of doing a 45 gal with wavebox 36x12x24 3" wave not sure on the over flow this is the wavew box i am looking at Click here: Fish Street WaveBox for 200 to 1200Litres tank - eBay (item 250767989578 end time Feb-10-11 01:00:03 PST)

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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 10:33 pm

look out , wont work for you


Voltage 220 - 240 50Hz

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Post by jmg32595 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 10:40 pm

thanks for the heads up i will continue looking i checked out the videos and that looks alot easyer set up

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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 10:42 pm

no problem, just lookin out


what size tank you got ?
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Post by jmg32595 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 10:47 pm

have a 75 right now and looking at a 45 gal thought the depth would be good on this tank and fun to try the wave action in also going to do leds and already building an aqua scape for it

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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 10:50 pm

then if you go with the vortech, dont go any smaller then the mp40. And even at that I would do 2 of them
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Post by jmg32595 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 10:53 pm

have you looked at the tunze wavebox they have been going for around 200-250 on ebay

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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 10:54 pm

a LFS here uses them and they are pretty dang strong
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