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Gyre + WAV placement

Discussion in 'Lighting and Equipment' started by zombie, Apr 18, 2018.

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Which option

  1. 1

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  2. 2

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  4. 4

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  1. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    I have a gyre xf230 showing up tomorrow or Friday that I will use as my redundant backup to my WAV and also to add some turbulence and more flow variation. I'm not 100% sure how I should place them though.

    Tank is a 65 gallon 36"l × 18"d × 24"h with a corner overflow in the back left and will be probably be SPS dominant.

    These are a few ideas I have for placement but I'm not sure which is best. In all cases the flow will be fairly random with my profile control and will on average alternate "sides" every 6 hours. What do you guys think?

    1. Gyre horizontal in front left near the top with the WAV in front right near the top and moving flow clockwise.

    2. WAV on back right moving flow counter clockwise, gyre vertical on front right moving flow clockwise.

    3. WAV on back right moving flow counter clockwise, gyre vertical on back left (mounted on the overflow) moving flow clockwise.

    4. WAV on front left moving flow counter clockwise. Gyre centered on upper right horizontal.

    I have a picture below with the new rock. I will have about 50% more rock from the biocube that will be split between the two structures.
     

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  2. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

  3. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    I'd start both on opposites sides, but at this stage I'd just put it where it doesnt blow the sand around much. You will need to adjust and move them around as things begin to grow anyway. You prolly only need one pump going at this stage of the cycle as well. Add in the other as needed once corals start growing
     
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  4. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Things are getting swapped over in about a week, since the ammonia cycle has finished and about 30% of the rock will my 5 year maturity rock from the biocube. The flow will effectively be 2000 - 3000 gph between the two depending on time of day. I also need some time to program and test, so its going in tonight.
     
  5. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    I ended up going with option 4. I didn't like the aesthetics of the other 3 options.
     

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