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joshlawless
04/26/2013, 09:37 AM
In another thread, you posted that the Waveline pumps shouldn't be run on a wavemaker, because of the wear and tear with cycling the power on and off.

Do you know whether the DC6000 and/or DC12000 can be continuously ramped up and down (say, from 10% to 100% and back down) over a reasonably short period (1 minute or so) to provide some pseudo-wavemaking, or will this damage the pump somehow?

AquariumSpecialty
04/26/2013, 02:07 PM
In another thread, you posted that the Waveline pumps shouldn't be run on a wavemaker, because of the wear and tear with cycling the power on and off.

Do you know whether the DC6000 and/or DC12000 can be continuously ramped up and down (say, from 10% to 100% and back down) over a reasonably short period (1 minute or so) to provide some pseudo-wavemaking, or will this damage the pump somehow?

The new models (Waveline DC-4000, 6000, 12000 and 20000 pumps) are designed to handle speed adjustments from an optional controller (Neptune Apex for example).

joshlawless
04/29/2013, 10:27 AM
The new models (Waveline DC-4000, 6000, 12000 and 20000 pumps) are designed to handle speed adjustments from an optional controller (Neptune Apex for example).

Thanks for the response! I remember reading that they would be controllable with an external controller. But my question is whether there will be any adverse effect on the pumps from continuously ramping their power up and down, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to vary the flow from low to high?

AquariumSpecialty
05/01/2013, 06:03 AM
They are designing it to hold up to "wavemaker use". That's all we know at this time.

joshlawless
05/01/2013, 10:46 AM
Great, thanks!