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Don’t Let the Water Flow Slow in Your Marine Aquarium

We’ve mentioned several times here at Saltwater Smarts how the output of reef aquarium lighting gradually and imperceptibly shifts away from the desired level over time. But did you know a very similar phenomenon can occur with the rate of water flow in your aquarium system? That’s right! If certain simple steps aren’t taken on a routine basis, your aquarium’s water flow can very gradually slow to a crawl, leading to a variety of ill effects for your system and livestock. For example: Instead of remaining suspended in the water column where they can be filtered out, fish waste, uneaten food, and other organic particulate matter will tend to settle onto the rocks and substrate where they’ll decompose, promoting excess dissolved nutrients and detritus buildup in the process. Gas exchange will be reduced, decreasing the level of dissolved oxygen in the system. With no strong current to carry off their wastes and prevent detritus from settling on their tissues, the health of corals and other sessile invertebrates may suffer. Fish that are enticed to eat only when food is in motion and shy/site-attached fish that depend on the current to deliver food right to their “front door” (such as jawfishes) may either lose interest in feeding or find that meals are always just out of reach. Cyanobacteria, which favors areas of low flow coupled with excess dissolved nutrients, will be more likely to flourish. So what can you do to keep the flow going strong in your aquarium?
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MACNA Coverage: Sicce new Voyager line of pumps and HyperKoral SPS food

featured14 MACNA Coverage: Sicce new Voyager line of pumps and HyperKoral SPS foodSicce booth at MACNA featured some brand new products, as well as their flagship LED lights and pumps. Water flow enthusiasts should check the new Voyager line of pumps and their dedicated Wave Surfer controller.… More:

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New Tunze electronic pump 1073.050 put to the test

DSG 2712 pompa tunze silence 1073.050 New Tunze electronic pump 1073.050 put to the test

After the test we did recently on Tunze pumps, we had commented about return pump electronic Tunze 1073.050, a pump with incredible skills, had not been impressed us with data we measured. After promptly contacted the company in conjunction with the publication of the article of the test, the same Tunze assured us that she would soon provide a new pump to redo all of our tests, since the values we measured were not consistent with their measurements, making us think of a pump obviously defective in our possession.

The new pump to be tested is finally here and soon we will recreate the conditions of the test to measure its performance.

If you want to read what we tested, like we had done and especially what we got, you can do so by reading the following article: Tunze Silence pumps 1073.020 – 1073.040 – 1073.050: The Total Comparative Test

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Tunze Silence pumps 1073.020 – 1073.040 – 1073.050: The Total Comparative Test

DSG 2705 pompa tunze silence 1073.020 Tunze Silence pumps 1073.020   1073.040   1073.050: The Total Comparative Test

This is, for now, the last post on our testing with various pumps, we hope to soon have others to compare with these tests. Today we talk about the Tunze Silence, and in particular 1073.020, 1073.040, and 1073.050. All in accordance to what you can read in our introduction: Return Pumps: tests and real measurements compared

Tunze Silence 1073.020

His technical characteristics are:

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Sicce Syncra Silent pumps 3.5, 4.0 and 5.0: The Total Comparative Test

DSG 2553 pompa sicce syncra silent 35 Sicce Syncra Silent pumps 3.5, 4.0 and 5.0: The Total Comparative Test

Let’s continue to speak about return pumps, following the introduction that you can read here: Return Pumps: tests and real measurements compared, and the test done with Eheim pumps: Eheim pumps 1048, 1250 and 1260: The Total Comparative Test, small Sicce Pumps: Sicce Syncra Silent pumps 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5: The Total Comparative Test and medium Sicce Pumps: Sicce Syncra Silent pumps 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0: The Total Comparative Test now we continue to analyze the biggest Sicce pumps: the Sicce Syncra Silent 3.5, 4.0 and 5.0.

Sicce Syncra Silent 3.5

His technical characteristics are:

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Sicce Syncra Silent pumps 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0: The Total Comparative Test

Let’s continue with this article to speak about the numbers resulting from our tests, following the introduction that you can read here: Return Pumps: tests and real measurements compared, and the test done with Eheim pumps: Eheim pumps 1048, 1250 and 1260: The Total Comparative Test and Sicce Pumps: Sicce Syncra Silent pumps 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5: The Total Comparative Test now we continue to analyze the intermediate Sicce pumps: the Sicce Syncra Silent 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0. Sicce Syncra Silent 2.0DSG 2521 pompa sicce syncra silent 2 Sicce Syncra Silent pumps 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0: The Total Comparative Test His technical characteristics are:… More:

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Sicce Syncra Silent pumps 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5: The Total Comparative Test

DSG 2536 pompa sicce syncra silent 05 Sicce Syncra Silent pumps 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5: The Total Comparative Test

Let’s continue with this article to speak about the numbers resulting from our tests, following the introduction that you can read here: Return Pumps: tests and real measurements compared, and the test done with Eheim pumps: Eheim pumps 1048, 1250 and 1260: The Total Comparative Test now we begin analyzing the smallest Sicce pumps: the Sicce Syncra Silent 0,5, 1.0 and 1.5.

Sicce Syncra Silent 0.5

The technical characteristics of which are:

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Eheim pumps 1048, 1250 and 1260: The Total Comparative Test

DSG 2123 eheim 1048 pompa Eheim pumps 1048, 1250 and 1260: The Total Comparative Test

Let’s start with this article to speak about the numbers resulting from our tests, following the introduction that you can read here: Return Pumps: tests and real measurements compared, now we begin to analyze the first pump we had from Eheim, the Eheim 1048.

The technical characteristics of which are:

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