Random Flow Generators do they work are they worth the coin?

Top Shelf Aquatics

Bmwm235i

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 21, 2015
Messages
2,042
Reaction score
1,208
Location
The Shore
Only reason I sold mine was because it ended up breaking the surface more than I wanted and ended up spraying my mesh cover with water. They also sucked in air at the level I had them.

My returns only have 2 pieces of loc line so to break syphon i needed to have them parallel with water line otherwise to much water would syphon into sump.

I also noticed that the amount of flow i had coming from my gyres ended up washing away the random flow patterns.

Return pump is pushing 350gph l, gyres are at 90%.
 
Last edited:

SuncrestReef

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 18, 2018
Messages
1,468
Reaction score
3,621
Location
Oregon
I’ve had the VCA dual nozzles on my Reefer XL 425 since day 1, so I don’t really have anything to compare them to. But I’m really happy with them and the corals are thriving so I have no complaints. I just cleaned them yesterday after 16 months of continuous use:

2265BF3F-81F0-41D1-851E-9B2B343F9BE3.jpeg


693908CD-BBA8-49CE-81B9-02F9AFFC2882.jpeg
 
https://www.omegasea.net/

ca1ore

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 28, 2014
Messages
8,282
Reaction score
10,967
Location
Stamford, CT
I run a pair on my closed loop (which mitigates any disadvantages) and have been very happy with how well they work. They do require a pump that can handle a bit of back pressure.
 
World Wide Corals - Quality Aqua-cultured Coral

Vivid Creative Aquatics

Upgrade Your Flow!
View Badges
Joined
Oct 12, 2017
Messages
687
Reaction score
812
Location
Phoenix, AZ
I’ve had the VCA dual nozzles on my Reefer XL 425 since day 1, so I don’t really have anything to compare them to. But I’m really happy with them and the corals are thriving so I have no complaints. I just cleaned them yesterday after 16 months of continuous use:

2265BF3F-81F0-41D1-851E-9B2B343F9BE3.jpeg


693908CD-BBA8-49CE-81B9-02F9AFFC2882.jpeg
I know I'm really late to this thread, but wow! - that''s an awesome pic. Do you mid if I use it?

And, thanks everyone for all the positive feedback on the RFG nozzles. We try and produce the best possible product we can and have it deliver what we promise.
 
Last edited:

SuncrestReef

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 18, 2018
Messages
1,468
Reaction score
3,621
Location
Oregon
I know I'm really late to this thread, but how - that''s an awesome pic. Do you mid if I use it?

And, thanks everyone for all the positive feedback on the RFG nozzles. We try and produce the best possible product we can and have it deliver what we promise.
Feel free to use the photos!
 

Katrina71

Learn, Laugh, Love
View Badges
Joined
Mar 26, 2017
Messages
25,204
Reaction score
112,158
I just suggested a pico reefer contact you. Since you're here...any plans on making anything for pico tanks? There seems to be a gap in traditional equipment for flow.
 

KrisReef

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
May 15, 2018
Messages
2,558
Reaction score
8,805
Location
ADX Florence
I know I'm really late to this thread, but wow! - that''s an awesome pic. Do you mid if I use it?

And, thanks everyone for all the positive feedback on the RFG nozzles. We try and produce the best possible product we can and have it deliver what we promise.
Yes, this thread is pretty good free advertisement @Vivid Creative Aquatics :)

I need to pick up two of these and see how they work out for my tank.
 
Top Shelf Aquatics

Is Reef Conservation/Stewardship a factor in your hobby decisions? (private poll)

  • Very Important

    Votes: 130 57.8%
  • Somewhat Imporatant

    Votes: 67 29.8%
  • Not Too Important

    Votes: 20 8.9%
  • Not Important At All

    Votes: 8 3.6%

Online statistics

Members online
2,143
Guests online
5,527
Total visitors
7,670
Build a Better Aquarium at Marine Depot
Top