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1 MP40 QD operating enough flow in a 500L tank

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I'm looking into my next equipment upgrades, and came across this tank. It got me thinking, I like the idea of just the one low profile pump pushing out enough coverage. So it can be done.





Then I found the next vid (Dans Reef) He's gone with a slave and master set up between the MP10 and MP40 Which I think to be honest gives the better coverage on his RedSea Reefer 525 XL and something I might go with in the future.



Thoughts?


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Or there is always the gyre type pump?

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PS I wonder why there is a fish in the sump on the first clip?

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Reply #3

I have seen people put a problem fish in a sump but that looks like a chromis

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Yeah looked like a type of Anthias in the sump, don't know why  :damn:
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That's it the name was on the tip of my tung but couldn't think of it.

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There just to many issues with them powerheads wet sides packing up ect so in my opinion paying such a high price should be a very high end product but sadly they not !!

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Yeah looked like a type of Anthias in the sump, don't know why  :damn:

Maybe it was not competitive enough to get a good feed or possibly being harassed.

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I'm with Marty.  Jecod has really made it difficult to justify buying anything else.  There's either cheap and nasty or very pricey as an alternative.

Having more than one powerhead also gives you redundancy in case on fails.  And, if it were a Jecod, you could afford to just buy another one.  With these, you'd be lucky to have that cash lying around.

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Ah ok cool, where are the crap reviews for me to have a read through, I cant find any at the moment.
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Ah ok cool, where are the crap reviews for me to have a read through, I cant find any at the moment.

Google "MP40 wet side failures" you will see plenty across all forums.

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Plenty here Clicky

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Just had a browse, most of those failures are pre Feb 2015 when the new G2 quiet drive came out, I'm still digging around for G2 QD failures. I found this dissatisfied customer.
Ecotech quiet drive disappointing - product and service - Reef Central Online Community

Last Edit: Apr 2, 2016 10:54:00 pm by Steve's Marines
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