- Random Flow Generators for Loc-Line - Vivid Creative Aquatics
Attaches to 1/2", 3/4" Loc-Line and creates random flow patterns.
Vivid Creative Aquatics 3D printed random flow generators easily snap onto standard Loc-Line segments for a custom flow pattern through their patent pending randomized design. Each RFG is made of reef-safe PETG plastic and made to outlast your aquarium. Just snap the adapter end onto either 1/2" or 3/4" loc-line and within seconds you can direct the nozzle with the traditional ball and socket style.
Two Sizes Available:
Vivid Creative Aquatics revolutionary design uses a set of 5 fins in a spiraling design that channels the water in from one direction at the base of the eductor and then out of the nozzle a different direction. The small amount of interference at the base of the eductor helps create a random change in the intake affecting the path of the flow exiting the nozzle.
Dimensions - 2.25" L x 1.3" OD
Min Flow Rate - 120 GPH
Optimal Flow Rate - 300 - 450 GPH
Dimensions - 2.75" L x 1.7" OD
Min Flow Rate - 200 GPH
Optimal Flow Rate - 420 - 500 GPH
1x Random Flow Generator Nozzle
Note: Requires Loc-Line Modular Segments for use.
Poor Quality By Travis on 3/11/2020Travis wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe Plastic is very brittle, if I scrub it to hard during cleaning it chips away. I purchased back in December on 18, and less than a year it is falling apart. It fits very loosely on the loc-line as well. With that being said the random flow is a great addition to the tank. Would be better if it was made of the same material as loc-line.
Great By Alex on 2/13/2020Alex would recommend this product to a friendIt’s hard to speak to exactly how much it randomizes you’re flow, but it’s def better than the jet style types I was using before, and unlike some others, I had no trouble at all snapping mine onto the loc line
Simply doesn't fit By Glen on 1/25/2020Glen wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have read several review of this product and the most common complaint is that it does not fit Loc-Line (which is the whole point of buying it). I bought the 1/2 version from BRS and I also had a 3/4 in version from Melev's Reef. Neither of them fit my 1/2in and 3/4in Loc-Line nozzles. Very disappointed and will not buy VCA products again.
Going strong 18mo By Ryan on 11/10/2019Ryan would recommend this product to a friendStill working wonders after 18mo.
Picking up some more for another tank.
Does not fit By Doug on 8/21/2019Doug wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought 3/4 locline and the 3/4 nozzle. The part of the nozzle that should snap in to the locline is exactly the same size at the locline. Which means it does not snap in. It cannot snap in. The only way to attach this piece to my locline is by super gluing the face of the nozzle to the face of the locline.
Random Flow for Sure By Greg on 6/9/2019Greg would recommend this product to a friendI haven't had any problems with this fitting on 3/4 loc line and staying. It definitely creates random flow and a lot of back pressure. Going over sized on a return DC pump to dial in the perfect setting is the way to go. Numbers are spot on and as some others have said its going to have to sit further down into the tank than traditional return fittings.
To Large By Jason on 6/5/2019Jason would recommend this product to a friendI bought 2 of these in the 3/4 configuration. As a few others have stated they are just a little to large to fit on the standard loc line. I ended up putting a drop of super glue on them to hold them on.
Other than that hiccup they do randomize flow very nicely. Just be aware you will have to glue these on or find another way to secure them.
I love it By Joshua on 4/23/2019Joshua would recommend this product to a friendIt does as it is stated. My water is randomized very well. I have two 1 inch ones in my tank. I would say worth the buy.
Awesome Product By Daniel-san on 3/22/2019Daniel-san would recommend this product to a friendI ordered these for all of my Red Sea Reefer systems. They vary the flow which is what I wanted. Simple plug and play. Took less than 1 min to Install. Thanks VCS and BRS for selling these.
Definitely helps with random flow By Ian on 11/22/2018Ian would recommend this product to a friendI really like these when compared to the standard flat return loc-line return head. The flow is absolutely more random creating more turbulence in the tank. The only down side is you are not able to put them quite as close to the water surface because they draw air into the venturi making a lot of bubbles. Because of this, there is potential for a longer duration siphon when my return pump is off. My sump would be absolutely filled to the maximum, or a little past. I do have wye check valves as a back up, but also drilled a small 1/8" hole in each return line up stream of the head for redundancy. All that said, a little pricey compared to the simple loc-line, but highly recommended to mix up your flow.
Doesn't Fit By Josh on 9/22/2018Josh wouldn't recommend this product to a friendOrdered two of the 1/2" ones and they are both just a little too large to fit on the loc line
Kill dead spots By Mayerlyn on 9/13/2018Mayerlyn would recommend this product to a friendJust put these in my tank, so far they are working great getting rid of the dead spots in my tank. I could see the flow moving particles right away. Glad I bought these. They do come off easy though , just have to be careful when adjusting. Some others have suggested electrical tape, I haven’t tried that yet but I am sure it would help.