Looking for recommendations on new Powerheads..

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What powerhead choice would you make?

  • 4x Octo Pulse 2's

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 4x Octo Pulse 4's

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • 4x AI Nero 5 Wave

    Votes: 2 25.0%
  • 4x Neptune WAV

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other.. list in comments.

    Votes: 2 25.0%
  • 4x Octo Pulse 2 plus wave engine (expensive)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 4x Octo Pulse 4 plus wave engine (more expensive)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cut out walls and insert MP40's (hidden so won't see it anyways) (even more expensive)

    Votes: 5 62.5%

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Hi guys wanting to revamp the flow in my tank.. was a mix of different powerheads looking for recommendations. Tank is a mixed reef approx 27 tall x 48 wide x 30 deep
Was thinking either WAV, Octo Pulse, or Nero 5's... I'm thinking 4 powerheads 1 by each corner. I do like the MP's but not enough clearance on the sides of the tank to fit the dryside. I like the look of the pulse but would I need Pulse 2 or 4 and a hydros I'm guessing since I've heard the controller is crap. I am running an Apex so the WAV pumps are an option but don't like the look compared to the other 2.. WWYD??
 

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Hi guys wanting to revamp the flow in my tank.. was a mix of different powerheads looking for recommendations. Tank is a mixed reef approx 27 tall x 48 wide x 30 deep
Was thinking either WAV, Octo Pulse, or Nero 5's... I'm thinking 4 powerheads 1 by each corner. I do like the MP's but not enough clearance on the sides of the tank to fit the dryside. I like the look of the pulse but would I need Pulse 2 or 4 and a hydros I'm guessing since I've heard the controller is crap. I am running an Apex so the WAV pumps are an option but don't like the look compared to the other 2.. WWYD??
Have you considered IceCap 4k Gyres?

I added two to my pump configuration (w/1 controller that I think can attach to Apex) and have been very pleased. They are even easier to clean than the BRS video indicated.

Perhaps this link will have other suggestions for you:
 
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Thanks for the input so far.. The next question would be do I just do 2 on each of the short sides or 1 on each side and 2 on back?
 

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1 gyre style pump and 2 Nero 5s to target any dead spots. Or with your tank being so deep back to front do 2 gyre pumps one towards the front and one towards that back on opposite sides that would create some interesting flow.
 

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Pics of the tank will help as coral placement, type, and your aquascape will determine what flow is needed
 

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Given just the dimensions and gessing the scape would be in the middle, i would say 2 on each short wall, one front one back then you can have dual opposing flows. Should hit everything in there. And, if you have a return pump you can use that to hit any dead spots
 

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i voted for hidden mp40s but gyres+ neros are also a good idea. if aesthetics matter more than anything then mp40s have no competition. I've had good success with jebao gyre style wavemeakers in the past. i moved to maxspect gyres as jebao ones were not controllable via app.
 
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Here’s a pic bad reflections when I took this today. Still trimming it out.. and considering filling in the center with a bit more rock. basically large void in the center and the rockwork is built in the rear 1/2 of the tank about 4-6 inches off the back wall..
 
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Also if the consensus is a gyre for the sides I have full access behind the tank to mount anything on the back glass.
 

What percentage of blue versus white lighting do you think makes the best coral growth combo?

  • All Blue

    Votes: 19 2.7%
  • Mostly Blue

    Votes: 440 62.9%
  • Even Balance

    Votes: 179 25.6%
  • Mostly White

    Votes: 51 7.3%
  • All White

    Votes: 1 0.1%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 10 1.4%
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