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kenith
03/19/2017, 01:30 PM
I'm using 2 maxspect gyre 150's with their new advanced. Omg roller and still feel like I need more flow. They are slightly offset from each other and using 100% flow with their LTC (lunar tidal mode). Any suggestions for more flow? Maybe 2 smaller gyres to cover the full 30" width?

Syntax1325
03/19/2017, 02:01 PM
What size tank? Most likely bb since 150s put out a ton of flow. I've got 2 in a 125 using an alternating ramp program up to 70% and it's fine for me. However, there are a lot of factors involved... rock work, corals etc.

Suggestions: maybe try your gyre's vertically?




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kenith
03/19/2017, 02:14 PM
Tank size is 72x30x24. Mainly sps and rock work sits no higher than about 12-14".

JohnnyHildo
03/19/2017, 02:50 PM
i run 2 xf250 gyres in a standard 120 and have lots of flow but my tank is only 48". in your tank i recommend adding a couple mp40's on the backwall as well.

Syntax1325
03/19/2017, 02:59 PM
220 then? That's a big tank. Not sure how the gyres work in that environment. Do you have the upgraded paddles? I've read that some people think they increase flow.


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kenith
03/19/2017, 04:50 PM
I don't have the updated paddles, but I feel like the two gyres don't seem enough flow wise. I'm not sure if 4 gyres would be gooo much for a 30" wide tank

luvreefs23
03/19/2017, 04:52 PM
I have 2 tunze a and a gyre 150 on a 220...72x24x30 and it's fine. I have it on pulse from 30% to 100% every 3-4 seconds and it easily hits end of tank. The tunzes are little cheap non controllables for surface agitation. You sure you just ain't reaching for an excuse to buy more equipment. J/k lol

kenith
03/19/2017, 05:23 PM
I have 2 tunze a and a gyre 150 on a 220...72x24x30 and it's fine. I have it on pulse from 30% to 100% every 3-4 seconds and it easily hits end of tank. The tunzes are little cheap non controllables for surface agitation. You sure you just ain't reaching for an excuse to buy more equipment. J/k lol

Who in their right mind is not liking for that 😬

ReefCowboy
03/19/2017, 06:00 PM
i run 2 xf250 gyres in a standard 120 and have lots of flow but my tank is only 48". in your tank i recommend adding a couple mp40's on the backwall as well.

Thats my plan for my 150 60x24x24. Two gyre 250's on opposite sides of tank, and two MP40's on the back wall.
Sps only tank, so flow will be crankin'

kenith
03/19/2017, 08:00 PM
Thats my plan for my 150 60x24x24. Two gyre 250's on opposite sides of tank, and two MP40's on the back wall.
Sps only tank, so flow will be crankin'


Nice. My only issue is that the tank is a penninsula in wall. Perhaps 4 gyres, but with two at a slightly lower level and varying the on/off times. Thoughts?

ReefCowboy
03/19/2017, 09:40 PM
Nice. My only issue is that the tank is a penninsula in wall. Perhaps 4 gyres, but with two at a slightly lower level and varying the on/off times. Thoughts?

Sounds like lots of flow! Cant go wrong, once you set them just adjust depending on substrate, corals on flow's path. Gyres do an excellent job moving water

kenith
03/19/2017, 11:25 PM
Hagar do you all think about two gyres on opposing walls and two vertically on each comer?

steallife904
03/20/2017, 08:47 AM
may want to try a different setting on the advanced controller. something that will let them run closer to 100% longer to make sure the flow hits the other side. I have 2 xf150s on an advanced controller on my 5ft 150 tank. I cant run them higher than 40% or they start moving sand and making some corals mad. I run pump A on gyre mode that ramps up to 40%, then pump B on pulse mode up to 40%.

kenith
03/20/2017, 10:50 PM
So I ordered 2 more gyres along with an aqualink t1 and will play with The settings to create more random flow. Will update after I've figured out what is providing the best results.

2wheelsonly
03/21/2017, 01:23 AM
I'm using 2 maxspect gyre 150's with their new advanced. Omg roller and still feel like I need more flow. They are slightly offset from each other and using 100% flow with their LTC (lunar tidal mode). Any suggestions for more flow? Maybe 2 smaller gyres to cover the full 30" width?

2 150's on a 72 inch tank? That's MORE than enough flow even for an SPS dominated tank. What makes you think you need more flow? How do the corals look? If you're looking for a tsunami inside the tank you're not going to get it with gyres. They are the kings of indirect flow and in my mind that's what makes them superior to vortech. I just wish they had a fraction of the durability and ease of cleaning the vortechs do.

My 96x30x24 has an MP60 on one side and a gyre 150 on the other. SPS near the gyre are amazing with great PE...sps on the MP60 have peeling flesh in areas facing the powerhead.

I am willing to bet you have more than enough flow.

ReefCowboy
03/21/2017, 07:30 PM
2 150's on a 72 inch tank? That's MORE than enough flow even for an SPS dominated tank. What makes you think you need more flow? How do the corals look? If you're looking for a tsunami inside the tank you're not going to get it with gyres. They are the kings of indirect flow and in my mind that's what makes them superior to vortech. I just wish they had a fraction of the durability and ease of cleaning the vortechs do.

My 96x30x24 has an MP60 on one side and a gyre 150 on the other. SPS near the gyre are amazing with great PE...sps on the MP60 have peeling flesh in areas facing the powerhead.

I am willing to bet you have more than enough flow.
I like the gyres indirect flow. The second "wave" coming back from hitting the glass is ideal IMO, as it passes through corals in a gentle, more natural way.

I have now MP40qd's and agree MP's work well, but to get flow across the other side of the tank, there better not be corals on the way or theyll get blasted.

I plan on two XF250's alternating on a 5' long tank, with two mp40's pushing water near the top from the back to the front glass.
I also really like the fact the gyres allow for flow near the surface, for great agitation and oxigen exchange.