BRStv Investigates: Can any pump create a Gyre in a reef tank, or is Maxspect still king?
May 31st, 2017
Want to win what we used today? - Click Here Today on BRStv, we have a brand new episode of our series, BRStv Investigates. In this series, we explore popular reefing theories, products, methods, and what the manuals are missing, with a focus on putting them to the test! Creating a gyre flow pattern in a reef tank is simply a circular path that the water exiting the pump travels in, around your tank and back into the pump. The Maxspect Gyre series of pumps is well known for creating this style of flow, with their nontraditional propeller design. The Gyre pumps put out a sheet of water, and with a majority of the water intake on the bottom of the pump, you can mount the pump relatively high up in the water column without having to worry about a vortex being created and making microbubbles. But we also wanted to know, if other types of pumps can create a gyre pattern in a reef tank? We pulled out a few other popular pumps like a Vortech MP40, Tunze 6085, and a couple Hydor Koralia Gen 3 pumps. After spending a day with wet hands and testing out each pump, we found that a couple of them had the potential to create a full blown gyre in a reef tank where others simply did not have the char characteristics required. After testing them in our Reef Savvy test tank with a beautiful coral insert from Living Color Aquariums, we put the pumps in the BRS160 for a real world application. Make sure to watch, to see what pumps we selected for the BRS160 and how the others faired! Next week we have another excellent episode of BRStv Investigates, so make sure to keep an eye out for it. We have a bunch of tests currently running that we are very excited to share with you! *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video. Aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all express or implied warranties, in any way, related to the products and their application as presented in this video, make no representation or warranty regarding the products and the application as presented in this video and shall not be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages of any type, including but not limited to punitive damages, or from personal injury or death resulting from or in any manner related to the video, and the products in and contents of the video. The viewer expressly agrees that aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents shall not be liable for any damages or losses related to the products in and content of the video and hereby agrees to hold the foregoing harmless from any such losses or damages.