best wave maker??

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    Moontanman Guest

    What is the best wave maker on the market today? Is a mave maker the same or
    better than a water movement device?

    Moon
     
    Moontanman, Feb 27, 2004
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    Ross Bagley Guest

    moontanman@aol.comnospam (Moontanman) writes:

    > What is the best wave maker on the market today?


    IMHO, Tunze Stream 6100 with the multichannel controller. Also a
    rather pricey wave maker. I'm still saving my pennies for one...

    > Is a mave maker the same or better than a water movement device?


    The "water movement device" seems like an awfully big category (up to
    and including waving your hand in the water). What context are you
    reading it in?

    Wave makers are one of several different categories of devices. There
    are dump buckets (Carlson Surge Device), on-off powerhead controllers,
    variable speed pumps and their controllers (Tunze Stream 6100), and
    devices that change the direction of a pump's output (Sea-Swirl)).

    Most of these will usually involve a pump of some sort, which may be
    what you are referring to as a "water movement device". Just not sure
    if you're including passive devices like standpipes, siphons, etc.

    Regards,
    Ross

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    Ross Bagley, Feb 28, 2004
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    CapFusion Guest

    "Ross Bagley" <ross@rossbagley.com> wrote in message
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    > moontanman@aol.comnospam (Moontanman) writes:
    >
    > > What is the best wave maker on the market today?

    >
    > IMHO, Tunze Stream 6100 with the multichannel controller. Also a
    > rather pricey wave maker. I'm still saving my pennies for one...
    >
    > > Is a mave maker the same or better than a water movement device?

    >
    > The "water movement device" seems like an awfully big category (up to
    > and including waving your hand in the water). What context are you
    > reading it in?
    >
    > Wave makers are one of several different categories of devices. There
    > are dump buckets (Carlson Surge Device), on-off powerhead controllers,
    > variable speed pumps and their controllers (Tunze Stream 6100), and
    > devices that change the direction of a pump's output (Sea-Swirl)).
    >
    > Most of these will usually involve a pump of some sort, which may be
    > what you are referring to as a "water movement device". Just not sure
    > if you're including passive devices like standpipes, siphons, etc.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ross


    You forget the "Manifold" type.

    What is best as the original poster ask.....
    The answer is depend on the following:
    Your tank need
    What critter like anmone or SPS or clam you have that may need this current.
    Your budget

    CapFusion,...
     
    CapFusion, Feb 28, 2004
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    Moontanman, Feb 28, 2004
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    Moontanman Guest

    >What is best as the original poster ask.....
    >The answer is depend on the following:
    >Your tank need
    >What critter like anmone or SPS or clam you have that may need this current.
    >Your budget


    SPS is what I have in mind, make it your self will probably be closer to my
    price range but one the bright side I am good at making things.

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    Moontanman, Feb 28, 2004
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    Ross Bagley Guest

    "CapFusion" <CapFusion..@hotmail..com> writes:

    > You forget the "Manifold" type.


    I was listing devices that resulted in variable water flow. On all of
    the manifolds I've read about, seen, and built, they're just complex
    output nozzles that quickly reach a steady flow.

    Don't get me wrong, I like manifolds for distribution of return pump
    (or closed-loop) flow, but I wouldn't have thought to include them in
    my list of wave-makers any more than I would an eductor, for instance.

    Regards,
    Ross

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    Ross Bagley, Feb 28, 2004
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    CapFusion Guest

    "Ross Bagley" <ross@rossbagley.com> wrote in message
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    > Don't get me wrong, I like manifolds for distribution of return pump
    > (or closed-loop) flow, but I wouldn't have thought to include them in
    > my list of wave-makers any more than I would an eductor, for instance.
    >


    Those pretty much all your option Unless you can invent another method.
    How about a "TidalWave" method that one person made. I can not seem to find
    that link at this time.

    CapFusion,...
     
    CapFusion, Mar 1, 2004
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    PaulB Guest

    What size tank do you have, and what sort of flow do you want? I think an
    SCWD might be good, with a PVC return. I am planning on building one.

    "Moontanman" <moontanman@aol.comnospam> wrote in message
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    > What is the best wave maker on the market today? Is a mave maker the same

    or
    > better than a water movement device?
    >
    > Moon
    >
     
    PaulB, Mar 5, 2004
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