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05-09-2008, 07:44 PM
Anybody have any ideas on a wavemaker in a small 34g cube tank?

I'm currently running a Solana 20' cube with 2 Koralia 1's, the stock skimmer & the stock return pump generating the flow.

Would swapping the Koralias out for controllable Koralias do the job or would something like a Vortech be better?

I have a shallow sand bed & I'm looking for huge random flow without the sand storm if possible!


05-09-2008, 08:25 PM
Vortech :) :)


I have one in my 90 and need to save a few bucks to get another. I have a deep sand bed and even with the flow turned up I don't disturb the sand too much.

05-09-2008, 09:18 PM
I like the Vortech :)

Very cool piece of kit!

Trouble is I'd only be using 50% or less of it's flow and wont be able to aim it away from my live rock.

Might need to re-aquascape to accomodate.

Anyone here use the controllable Koralias?


05-09-2008, 09:19 PM
I think the wavysea would be ideal. Use whatever pump you'd like to customize your flow.

Reefer Rob
05-09-2008, 09:22 PM
Have you looked at a Wavy Sea? You could mount a Maxijet mod on one.

05-09-2008, 09:36 PM
Try a SQWD closed-loop like melev did.

You can always just plug a few powerheads into a Red Sea Wavemaker.

If you want to go "Porsche", a tunze multicontroller with 2x6055 would be awesome. Given how much the koralia controller is, the tunze option isn't all that much more and you get a smaller footprint with a little more flow and more wave options.

If you aren't planning for a lot of SPS, you might even be able to get away with just a single tunze 6055 and a single controller if you set up your rockwork correctly and go for Gyre-type flow.

05-09-2008, 10:01 PM
My tank is vitually all SPS hence the flow dilemma.

I was thinking about using only one 6055 & a single controller as one of my options.

So I could just hook up the 2 Koralia's to a Wavy Sea controller? Would that be a decent solution? Never really looked at this option.

Don't want to go closed loop this time round...


05-09-2008, 10:47 PM
Tunze Turbelle Nanostream Pump - 6055 - $235.25
Tunze Turbelle Single Controller - 7091 - $68.45

Total - $303.70

Tunze Turbelle Nanostream Pump - 6055 - $235.25 x 2
Tunze Turbelle Deluxe Multi Controller - 7095 - $279.75

Total - $750.25

Hydor Koralia Wavemaker Controller (2 Pump) - $339.95
Hydor Koralia 4 Controllable Powerhead - $67.95 x 2

Total - $475.85

Wavy Seas - $300 plus my old Koralia's (which I may want to upgrade to bigger ones)

Total (if I keep the old powerheads) - $300

Echotech Marine Vortech Water Pump with Wireless Driver - $439.95

Total - $439.95

The single 6055 & controller looks good from a price point. Never thought I'd say that about Tunze!

Shame there's no place to see all these options running in peoples tanks!