What are you using for powerheads ?

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  1. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

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    Curious to see what others are using? Ive been using the Jebao's for awhile and am thinking of making a change
     
  2. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    A mix of Vortechs and Gyres, but if I were buying only one at this point it would be Gyres.
     
  3. Corallus

    Corallus BAR Sponsorship Coordinator

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    Vortech's, MP10's and MP40's. I really like the MP10's, but the MP40's are not my favorite. Mine need to be cleaned pretty frequently and it seems every month or two, one "decouples" and I have to fish out the wetside and reconnect.
     
  4. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

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    I am using 6 of these. 1,300 gph and the best part, only $12 each
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  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Rossmont Wavers have so far given me a good mix between affordable (i.e. not Tunze/Vortech level of price), power/energy ratio, and not crapping out over a year or so because the driver is horribly made, or the power supply is horribly made or the pump is horribly made.
     
  6. Tmjvb

    Tmjvb Supporting Member

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    I've been shocked by these multiple times. It isn’t pleasant haha.

    I run MP40s and a jebao rw-15. Im looking to upgrade the jebao to a gyre soon.
     
  7. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    Rossmont's are the best value on the market for quality Powerheads.
     
  8. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

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    Maxspect gyre XF250’s. One on each side of the 160g display, alternating gyre. Much better than the (admittedly older) Vortech’s I also have but no longer use in my main tank.
     
  9. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    I am adverse to putting things that give me an electrical shock into water.
     
  10. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

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    Vortechs. 3 Mp40s and 1 mp60
     
  11. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    Why are you here? Aren't you supposed to be on a nude beach on an island right now?
     
  12. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

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    I have found 1 issue with the Rossmonts. They put out a fair amount of EMI. Enough to cause erroneous readings in pH and Salinity probes.

    WAVs in the 190 n MP10s in the 40b

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  13. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

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    I use 2 MP40s in Reefer 250 and 1 MP10 in IM Lagoon 25
     
  14. Tmjvb

    Tmjvb Supporting Member

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    Really?
    Suit yourself haha.
     
  15. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

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    MP10 that i got from wraffle, and working on getting a new jebao controlled by reef-pi, so that will join the tank soon ,,
     
  16. rygh

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    I have tried a LOT of powerheads.
    Koralia Magnum : cheap, very quiet, low energy use, but tend to die in a year or less.
    Koralia Gen3 : Very low flow for what is advertised. Clog easy. Avoid.
    Tunze : good, expensive, not that power efficient, quite, very adjustable direction, very reliable.
    Rossmont : Noisy, and seem like flow is lower than advertised, but not bad.
    MPxx : Nice, but you cannot direct flow, and you must carefully align wet/dry sides.
    Gyre : Nice, but noisy. But I had an early generation, supposedly quieter now.
    Jabao : Cheap, slightly noisy, but pretty good in general.

    So my general suggestion: Tunze
     
  17. ancientz

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    Gyre XF-230 on one side, jebao wp-10 and wp-25. Will get another gyre when I can and sell the other two.


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  18. tankguy

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    Thanks to all that replied. I appreciate the imput
     
  19. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

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    i bought a icecap gyre 1k, it arrives next week. ill let you know how i like it!
     
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    Tunze stream 3 and mp60


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