Sea Swirls --- Anyone ever used one?

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    I've installed two 1/2" in the corners using the corner brackets. information i get from those that have used them is that they last about 2 years. noticed the fit in the bracket was a bit tight so will see how they work soon. it i can bet two years well worth it.
     
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    Seaswirls

    :bounce: Here is my swirl in action. :bounce:

    Right click save to your local computer.

    Make sure you have quicktime installed then play the file.

    Brandon
     
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    Those are awesome! I love the way they rotate making the water flow much more random.
     
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    Very cool! Do you use only one, or one for each side of the tank?

    I've been debating what type of powerhead to use in the new 135.

    Angela
     
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    I only use one.... remeber this isnt a power head it is just something that moves side to side.

    They actual water flow depends on the return pump.

    Hope that helps....
     
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    Owner and creator of Sea Swirl lives close to me in NE PA. Will stand behind everyone sold- had one that was 4 years old that stopped movement- SeaSwirl replaced free of charge.

    If you are looking for movement of water- this is one of the easiest ways and takes up little space versus other options.

    Chris
     
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    Chris:

    I have had mine for about one year now and about every forth oscillation it makes a noise kinda like a quite cat meow.

    Works great but a meeoooow noise about every 6 minutes can be very annoying.

    Have you experienced similar issues.

    bv
     
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    It sounds like you may have a slight build up of Ca or Coraline etc. or just some wear where the pivot joint is.

    I did have a similar sound at one point- a thourough cleaning and lubrication with a food grade silicone lubricant (not vaseline) took care of my issue and will not harm corals or inhabitants of your tank.

    Hope that helps
     
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    chris:

    How did you take it apart?

    I might try this tonight.

    Thanks
    BV
     
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    Wife is a dental hygienist- used dental instruments- did not disassemble only cleaned areas I could get to with a long scaling instrument-
    Along the pivot area, put a bead of food grade silicone and used side of finger to work into the housing where contact was occurring.

    It did take some time but did work.
     
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    need to know

    i'm building a fish tank and for the top cover i'm using ACYLYIC PLEXI GLASS. i was told that i need to use a compount cement to bond it together, however i am unable to find a product that says for ACRYLIC. do any of you fish loves know of a product that will work, or should i just order it off of the internet??????????????


    P.S. sorry i don;t know how to start a new thread, but please move it to one and let me know how.
     
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    They look pretty cool. I mite have to try one with a warranty like that.
     
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