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mluntz
09/19/2017, 01:57 PM
I have a 46G bowfront tank. I am currently running my mp-10's on opposite ends of the tank. I am considering putting both pumps on one side of the tank or maybe on the back glass to mix things up. Looking for comments and suggestions. Thanks in advance!

Also curious to know your favorite settings.

Scurvy Dawg
09/19/2017, 02:06 PM
I have a 46G bowfront tank. I am currently running my mp-10's on opposite ends of the tank. I am considering putting both pumps on one side of the tank or maybe on the back glass to mix things up. Looking for comments and suggestions. Thanks in advance!

Also curious to know your favorite settings.

I have a RSR170 (45 Gal) and I have them both on the back glass at opposite sides and at two different elevations. I have tried different settings but I always return back to the reef crest setting.

In my case with the RSR 170, I like having them on the back glass because they blend in with the black glass. You hardly know they are there.

The lower one I max out at about 25% and the higher one I max out at around 50%. Plenty of flow in my case.

ca1ore
09/19/2017, 08:23 PM
With two pumps I prefer them on opposing ends with one set to anti-sync the other.

mluntz
09/20/2017, 06:37 AM
With two pumps I prefer them on opposing ends with one set to anti-sync the other.

The pumps aren't wireless, so I don't think that is possible. Any other suggestions?

Dono
09/20/2017, 06:45 AM
Do you have pictures of your tank? A lot of times aquascape can play a part in where your pumps are placed and seeing your layout will help determine that.

mluntz
09/20/2017, 11:19 AM
Here are some pictures. I just rearranged the aquascape. I think Ecotech actually recommends the pumps on the back wall of a bowfront display. I am researching as we speak.http://C:\Users\craig\Pictures\2017-09-20

jacksonpt
09/20/2017, 11:22 AM
I have a pair of MP10s on my 3' tank. I've tried teh back wall and it just doesn't work well (at least not for me). I've never tried having them both on the same end as my tank. My corals have most definitely been happiest with them on opposite ends in long pulse/anti-sync mode.

mluntz
09/20/2017, 11:23 AM
Here are some more pictures