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  1. Default need help understanding use of wave makers and cicrulation pumpss


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    When I search on the online pet sites for wave makers I am brought to a page with circulation pumps. what is the difference between a wave maker and a circulation pump?

    I have a 55 gallon community tank with a about 29 1" fish and wanted to purchase a wave maker however I am seeing pricing in the $150 range.

    Any suggestions???

    thanks

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    A wave maker creates water movement (water moving back and forth) and circulation pumps creates water circulation (water moving straight in one direction)

    Before I could make any suggestions, if this for a marine or freshwater set-up ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    I have a 55 gallon freshwater tank

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    Wave makers are not commonly used on freshwater tanks. They are more intended to simulate strong ocean currents common around the coral reefs. Currents like that are not very common in many fresh water lakes. Is there any particular reason for wanting a wave marker ?

    If you are set on getting one, I would suggest the best approach for a wave maker is a wave box style wave maker. Something along the lines of the below one. They work much better than pulse controllers for powerheads and wave boxes typical come with feeding times and night time sensors to give your fish a break from all that water movement after lights out

    http://www.marinedepot.com/Tunze_Nan...FIWMIW-vi.html
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    No need to get one for smsll community tanks. Best use in fresh water is off bare bottem tanks or in my Case with big fish with dead spots in tsnks. My jag and Oscar tsnk use both hydors

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