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Hey fellow 3 Rivers reefers- my official build thread is over here in the member build area - https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/acer-new-150-build.260497/page-18#post-9583280

I had a similar build thread in this area as well - but i cannot find it. So figured I would start a new thread here.

questions and updates - ya , I know - long overdue.

OK my old MP40 ( about 8 years old) finally died completely - magnet fails, etc. So I figured its time to get a new wave pump. Remember, I am putting about 1500gph from the sump in the basement using a Reeflow hybrid pump into the 150 gallon display via 5 spray nozzle's. So I don't really "need" more water movement- but I am getting "cyano" on my sand (only about 1/2 inch deep bed). I still have an old mp40 pointing back to front at about 1/2 depth running at about 50% (ramp up/down mode) on one side of the tank as well. So, to replace the other side wave pump the following options seem reasonable.

1) just buy another MP40 = $400 = tried and true - but been there, done that- no real complaints, but leaning toward trying something new with a wider flow that can be "pointed" rather than just a straight flow from the side or back of the tank.

2) Purchase a gyre of some kind:
a) Maxpect 350 w/ controller = $365
b) Icecapp 4k = $200
c) Redwave 45= $300

3) Tunze wavepump = Turbelle stream 3 = $330

I lost my 8 year old Melaranus Wrasse - never saw a body -but have not seen him in a week now. My SPS is growing slowly, and other corals doing well and i am actually getting some corals fighting each other. So, currently have a yellow wrasse and a pink spot gobi in the hospital tank with Prazi Pro ( treats fluks) - both are eating frozen brine so far.

******** opinions on the save pumps much appreciated ******
 
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purchased this pump about 3 months ago very compact, but powerful and quiet and affordable would recommend. You can purchase 4 of them for the same price as 1 mp40.​

Wavelink AIO Powerhead​



 
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Thank you Loui and Chase- I have not had to purchase any equipment in about a decade - so I have no clue. Even the Mp40's I have I bought used many many years ago. I will definitely check out the Wavelink pumps Loui.
 
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Thought I should update the build with a pic.
 

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