What are you using for powerheads ?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by tankguy, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

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

    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

    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

    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

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

    JVU Supporting Member

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

    Coral reefer President

    Vortechs. 3 Mp40s and 1 mp60
     
  11. Why are you here? Aren't you supposed to be on a nude beach on an island right now?
     
  12. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    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

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

    Tmjvb Supporting Member

    Really?
    Suit yourself haha.
     
  15. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    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

    rygh Supporting Member

    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

    ancientz Supporting Member

    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

    tankguy BOD

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

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    i bought a icecap gyre 1k, it arrives next week. ill let you know how i like it!
     
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  20. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Tunze stream 3 and mp60


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