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Hi, new to this forum, hope this is in the correction section, I am just setting up a marine tank, main tank 225ltrs with a sump of 70ltrs, I am looking to put a wave maker in the  tank,  considering a Vortech mp 10s, has any one got one , are they as good as they sound ,

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Reply #1

Hi, @chris bell

Welcome to ReefBase.

The Vortech are a premium brand. Lots of people buy the Jabao/Jacod brand which are cheap chinese copies.

Also if you're in the mood for a bit of spending, the Maxspect Gyre is top notch.
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Can any one give me some feed back on the jabao wave maker,

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Reply #3

Love them.  Massively powerful compared to the competition, and way cheaper.

I've had two different ones from them, and always recommend them.
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I got the jaebo rw 15 really powerful lots of options for pulsing waves , u can turn power up n down . An rw 4 puts out 4000 ltrs n hr or rw 8  8000 .rw 4 is about £45 good bits of kit

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Reply #5

I was looking at changing to 4x RW-4's on mine could they all be linked to one controller

it's either that or I change to 2 x XF-150 Gyres

I presently run around 18000 LPH of flow in my tank as it is but the Gyres are looking favourite at present due to how little space they take up.

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Reply #6

If you go for a Jebao/Jecod, get the adjustable power supply too - well worth it for the extra control it gives you.

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Why two Gyres?  Wouldn't the 150 be enough?  Guess you'd have to put them next to each other to make the 'gyre' work if you got two.
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Reply #7

I was looking at one each end as you can run one in reverse so I read and I like to keep things like that uniform like my present powerheads are 2 ehime's at rear and 2 x hydor at front it's a bit of an OCD I rekon

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Can any one give me some feed back on the jabao wave maker,
Hi Chris, I've got 2 of the Rw15 just as good as the vortec mp40 for half the price. Slightly different layout on the controller, you don't get the lights whizzing up and down but you do get them to show you what speed you are on.  You get all the modes except with these reef crest mode is called "Else" don't know why? Also if you got 2 of any size you can slave/ master them if you wanted. I'm hopefully up grading at Christmas to the maxspect Gyre. That doesn't mean there a performance floor with these, the Gyres  just have out standing flow patterns. Hope that helps.
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Reply #9

I don't know if anyone else has had this problem, but I have one of those adjustable power supplies that @HK_Fuey mentioned. When I first got my Jaebo WP40 it was way too powerful and was causing sand dunes and bare patches in the tank, so I bought one of these adjustable supplies and ran it on a lower setting. Over time I started to increase the output and eventually ended up back at 24V and eventually found a sweet spot where the sand wasn't being disturbed.
Just recently, I stripped the tank down to move it and when switched back on, my power heads weren't working.
I tried my old fixed output power supply and it worked....but boy what a difference!
Loads of movement and I could hear a difference in the sound from the motors.
I don't think I'd realised it but over time the output from the adjustable supply must have been diminishing.
The difference was obvious straight away.
So if anyone has one of these it might be worth keeping an eye on it.  :geek:

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Reply #10

I got the rw 15 i placed mid hight pointing up so it stirs  the surface big time i run it full on mostly on wave mode
Mostly sometimes change it to a different mode for a change , i find that it doesn't mess the sand up then , iblast it over the tank every view days to shift debris

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