180g powerheads, help me decide. Tunze, Gyre or Vortech?

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  1. Smashville

    Smashville Well-Known Member MTRCMember

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    I'm in the process of setting up a 180g, 72x24x24 tank that will be mostly SPS. The tank is on an angled wall is the basement and is visible from three sides. Here are the options I'm considering.
    4 Tunze 6095's on the back wall.
    2 Tunze 6105's, one on each end and 2 6095's on the back.
    2 Maxspect Gyre, one on each end.
    2 MP40'S, one one each end.
    I'm leaning more towards one of the Tunze setups. Let me know what you guys think.
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    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member Article Contributor

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    I really like my gyre's and they move a lot of water on the top of the tank. I also have a mp 40 2/3rds does to mix the mid tanks water.
     
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    Can't go wrong with Tunze.
     
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    I'm using 2 gyre 250s in my 180 build
     
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    Off topic but Nice rockscape!! Anymore pics?!

    Anyone pick their powerheads based on noise level?
     
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    Smashville Well-Known Member MTRCMember

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    Just to throw a wrench in things... I've been pondering the same choices you are, and I believe I'm going with the Sicce Voyager line. Quiet, reliable, decent pricing... Take a look at 'em.
     
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    Smashville Well-Known Member MTRCMember

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    Sicce does makes some top notch pumps. I haven't considered them due to not have a battery back up option.
     
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    Don't need battery backup, have a generator. Isn't it good we have options :)
     
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    Get the biggest gyre. Dial it down.
     
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    I'm using two XF150's on my 6' 180g. I pretty much have settled on them on full power using Apex to alternate every 30 minutes with 10 minutes of overlap. Provides good movement. I use two Tunze 6105's for specific movement. Don't think I really need the Tunze, but I purchased them and decided I'm dang well going to use them.
     

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