2 mp40 or 1 mp60??

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by melly mel, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    1,000,000 reasons? Dude you are way over thinking a little pump and its application :lol: I must say, I'm very skeptical of that number. I don't think you even have 100 reasons :p
     
  2. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Each piece of detritus and each polyp are their own reason!
     
  3. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I'm still skeptical. 1,000,000 is a very round even number to arrive at...
     
  4. Thales

    Thales Past President

    You shouldn't be skeptical - after all I am a expert or guru or something so everything I say is right.
     
  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    The ceramic piece wears down? Never thought of that. I do know for a fact that the impeller can wear down due to the ceramic though as I managed to catch one wobbly prop and noticed there was a groove in it that's the width of the disc. I've also had the to replace the piece between the magnet and the prop because the magnet actually pulled the prop straight through the center (probably impeller getting stuck and just wearing away)... also had one instance where the magnet wore away (at least that one was a replacement they took care of). Then that little O-ring sometimes breaks/wears away from opening/closing it too many times (which isn't that many). Parts store is very comprehensive at Ecotech, I think because they got tired of dealing with everyone complaining about a particular issue that needs fixing.
     
  6. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I'm feeling less skeptical now. Guru? You'd better be in a robe next time I see you!!!
     
  7. melly mel

    melly mel Guest

    Yeah baby!
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  8. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    well done ;)
     
  9. Matt_Wandell

    Matt_Wandell Honorary Member

    I would go with 2 40s. The 60 is almost too powerful for tanks smaller than 6' or so.
     
  10. JRocha

    JRocha Supporting Member

    Good buy on the 40's. I have a 240 gallon which is 96x24x24 and I use 2 mp40's, one on each side and 2 koralia 8's on each bottom back side of the tank. this works very well for me and I have a mixed reef. A friend of mine has a 300 gallon and he has mp60s and he had to turn them down because they were blowing the tissue off of some of his corals including sps. he said its really strong so you shouldn't have anything close to them as they will probably damage something. I think you made the right decision.
     
  11. melly mel

    melly mel Guest

    Thank you fellow BAR members for all the help, you guys for sure set the BAR on this hobby and my tank would not be where its headed if it wasnt for all of your awesome tanks for me to drool over all these years! :)
     
  12. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    That would be an issue if you couldn't control the flow, but thankfully you can. The nice thing about the MP60 is you can get the same flow, just more dispersed and not have it at full power. The fact it has balanced magnets and the MP40 aren't helps keep it quieter. For me I want it quiet and visually appealing, thus 1 MP60.
     
  13. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member


    Any pictures of your tank available?
     
  14. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    You must have missed the million times where i have stated its not set-up :lol:
     
  15. Matt_Wandell

    Matt_Wandell Honorary Member

    Well I know how to work the controller, and on its minimum setting it was too much flow for a 200g tank. It was tearing Tubastrea polyps 6' away from the prop. To fully utilize the power of that pump I would want to use it on at least a 400 or 500g tank to really spread its wings. I will probably add it to our 3000g exhibit soon.

    I'd rather have 2 pumps just for the flexibility of being able to change flow directions and run them both on or one on, etc. etc.
     
  16. elsiewi7m

    elsiewi7m Guest

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