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nightOwl
02/03/2017, 07:06 AM
My new tank will end up being made out of 3/4" glass and just noticed my favorite pump the Tunze 6105 does not work with glass that thick unless I buy a extension magnet. I checked the price of the magnet and not sure I want to pay that much for a magnet.


For those with glass or acrylic 3/4" or thicker what pumps are you using on your tanks?

Thanks

tom obrecht
02/03/2017, 08:19 PM
Here might be an option you could use. http://www.sea-swirl.com/seasweep.htm You can use the 6105's and get great water movt from them.

nightOwl
02/04/2017, 08:42 AM
Here might be an option you could use. http://www.sea-swirl.com/seasweep.htm You can use the 6105's and get great water movt from them.

obrecht,
Great idea! I will have to look into these. I wonder if the sea swirl(?) can be converted. I have already purchased two of those for the new tank. If not these may be be a great addition too. I will do some research and see what I find out.

jduck
02/04/2017, 10:14 AM
Mp40qd, mp60, gyre 150

TheAquatect
02/04/2017, 05:48 PM
I have a gyre 150 and jebao pp8 on 3/4. I had to upgrade my tunze care magnet and seaweed clip when I moved to the thicker glass tank but it was more an annoyance when you suddenly realize something won't stick! Lol

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worm5406
02/04/2017, 08:55 PM
I have 4 SeaSwirls that I purchased for my 265 setup. I am hoping to do minimal PH and mostly use the swirls. I dont have a problem augmenting with PH though.

Think about mp60's? I heard of someone having one mp60 in a 90g cube, today.

tkeracer619
02/04/2017, 11:25 PM
mp40 and mp60 work

cleanmyaquarium
02/05/2017, 11:05 AM
Maxspect Gyre is the way to go

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d-man
02/05/2017, 12:17 PM
Gyres, jebaos, vortec, or larger tunzes as stated

nightOwl
02/05/2017, 08:13 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback! The extra $100 for the Tunze magnet has me thinking about the MP40's.

cleanmyaquarium
02/06/2017, 04:15 PM
Maxspect Gyre is the way to go

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Haha...no sooner than I write this post and one of my Gyre's stopped working. It has a red blinking power light.

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nightOwl
02/06/2017, 06:19 PM
Haha...no sooner than I write this post and one of my Gyre's stopped working. It has a red blinking power light.

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cleanmyaquarium - Well that just sucks on the Gyre!

I broke down and placed and order for 3 MP40s today. One less decision to make :). Between the 3 MP40's, 2 6105's on those sea sweeps, and two sea swirls I think I should have enough water turnover.

ca1ore
02/09/2017, 01:50 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback! The extra $100 for the Tunze magnet has me thinking about the MP40's.

Not familiar with the external magnet structure, but perhaps you could just stack another magnet on top? I do this with my mag-shelf rocks.

cleanmyaquarium
02/09/2017, 01:51 PM
Haha...no sooner than I write this post and one of my Gyre's stopped working. It has a red blinking power light.

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Emailed Coralvue to warranty the gyre and they sent out a replacement same day!

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Malign Reefer
02/09/2017, 02:00 PM
Will mp40's or mp60's work on 1 inch acrylic?

ca1ore
02/09/2017, 02:15 PM
Will mp40's or mp60's work on 1 inch acrylic?

MP60 yes, MP40 no.

luvreefs23
02/13/2017, 08:18 AM
Mp40s were always falling off a 3/4" tank I take care of. The new Neptune wavs are on there now with 0 issues. They work on up to 1". I even had the mp60 fall off a few times.

Synden
02/13/2017, 02:24 PM
Build thread from one of our local club members http://www.marinecolorado.org/forum/reefkeeping/tank-builds/647818-zenman-s-700-gallon-resurrection-from-the-dead
He has a 1 1/4" thick acrylic tank that even the MP60s wouldn't stick too. So he made his own holders for them, using some acrylic rods, wire and bungie cords to wrap around and hold them on. You can see this in the last pic of the first post.
I believe he used weldon16 to adhere the rods to the tank sides, drilled small holes through them, looped a piece of wire through the holes and then attached the bungies.