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    Quote Originally Posted by oneasianguy View Post
    I used to have Jebao, but it keep breaking on me, so now I am running 2 MP40QD on my 90 gallon. If I did not have these, I do want to try the gyre pump. Those do look nice too.
    Yeah, jebaos will sometimes break down. Always keep a spare in case one goes out. You can also buy replacement parts for them so they're pretty cheap to fix. But like I said earlier, you can replace the dang things a handful of times before you start to get close to the cost of one vortech. I've never had to replace more than one or two though.
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    I set up a 125 reef not long ago and have 2 MP 40QDís and they are set up in Reefcrest random mode. My corals seem to have responded well. These powerheads can definitely move some water when they are at full power. I only need to set them to less than mid point and everything seems happy and itís not an underwater hurricane. They do come at a premium to others but after having them now I am glad I bought them. I also like how easy they are to clean.


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    Quote Originally Posted by djray77 View Post
    I currently have the Tunze 6095 in my 125g and I'm really thinking about switching to the mp40qd as that's all I see people using these days. Would I see better flow/patterns with them or am I just being stupid? Please advise, thanks guys!!
    I love tunzes (own 3-6085s for backup) but I could not imagine reefing without Ecotech MPs. If you maintain the MP pump it lasts for yrs.

    For the first time I tried the maxspect gyre 280 and loving it. I would suggest you look into smaller gyre pumps- it's less expensive and can create some amazing flow. Place your 6095s on one side and add a gyre on the opposite side.

    I don't even have an opinion on Jebao.

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    Would the maxspect gyre 230 work? or the 250?

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    I'm debating on if I should just get 2 of these gyre 250's and ditched these tunze's. I really feel I'm not getting enough flow as the growth on my corals sucks . It cant be my lighting I have pretty good lights I think.

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    I run 2 mp 40s and an MP10 and a Jaebo, I do a maintenance on them about 3 times a year or whenever they look dirty. The MP10 has been running for over 2.5 years without any major issues. I love the ability to control the speed and form of the wave. I also love that I don't have to deal the apex interface which looks absolutely painful. I've used two jaebos they're also great and affordable, you'll win either way!! It's a matter of preference.

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    I had 2 mp10 on my previous tank and loved it. Current tank I have Jebaos haven't had any issues so far. I have heard a few issues with gyre's so i've always stayed away.

    I would definitely go with Ecotech mp40 over gyres.

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    So bite the bullet and spend like $800(I think they are 400 each right?) bucks on the mp40's and have all ecotech gear lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by djray77 View Post
    So bite the bullet and spend like $800(I think they are 400 each right?) bucks on the mp40's and have all ecotech gear lol
    Hey if budget is not an issue yes most definitely. You can't go wrong with MPs.

    Also, my maxspect gyre 280 is working great since I bought it at reef current.

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    I'm not knocking the MP's, I'm sure they are great but I feel they are a bit overpriced. I'm leaning towards 2x 250's.


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