What are you using for powerheads ?

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

  1. muhli

    muhli Guest

    Went from MP10 to Jebao (failed on me around the 1 year mark), replaced with 2 hydor koralias (cheaper alternative and able to get multiple flows from different directions )
  2. capescuba

    capescuba Supporting Member

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  3. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    2 WAVs. They’ve been running a little over a year now. They are quiet, powerful, and so far reliable. I really like how easy they were to program, and that they swivel so you can direct their flow.
  4. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Maxspect Gyre XF-130 with advanced controller.

    I used to have Vortechs, but the Gyre is pretty nice and quiet.
  5. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    You didn’t have the quiet drives did you?
  6. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    How much did vortech pay you?

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  7. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    What ever happened to closed loop? Is anyone using it these days?
    I have a couple Oceans Motions, 4-way and an 8-way, just never got to set a big tank.
    Tunze I liked a lot and still have them stored; MP's well, can't be directed but still nice.
  8. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    I guess not. This was back in 2010 or something. They weren't all that loud, but you could hear them pulse.
  9. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    The new ones are MUCH quieter in my opinion.
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  10. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    It’s just obvious in my opinion if someone mentions noise with vortechs that they don’t/didn’t have the quiet drive. It really surprised me how much difference they make.
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  11. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Probably true. I'm a bit out of the loop on vortechs and the advancements of late.
  12. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    No, I think people really balk at the power consumption and pump size.
    I have maybe 12,000 GPH in my tank from power heads.
    Think about the pump needed for that.
  13. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    2x WAV. They are a bit of a pain to clean. But the ability to direct the flow is nice.
  14. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    The maxspect gyres are a bit of a pain to clean also, at least compared to the vortechs I was using before. Have to unplug with associated cable management issues, take apart in multiple steps, then when reassembling you have to put it together perfectly, including not only the orientation of the propellers and cages, but also less obvious this little soft plastic flange in the end cap that likes to not seat correctly.

    AND you need to keep them clean because the amount of water they push dramatically drops off as they get dirty, even when they still look and sound clean.

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  15. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    That has been my experience as well. I like the form factor and how they move water but that’s about it. Mine are also noisy esp compared to my MP40s and MP60.
  16. NanoCrazed

    NanoCrazed Supporting Member

    Aqamai KPS

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