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MP10 or Tunze 6055?

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4 minutes ago, CrazyEyes said:

Icecap gyre 1k. Love mine in my nuvo 20.

I've been considering that one, how is the build quality?

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Build quality of the controller is crap, I can barely see the screen on mine there's so many dead pixels now.  I would not complain if it was cheap but it wasn't.  I'd say MP10 is the best bet, pump out of the tank.  Tunze's are fine pumps as well.

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How did you narrow it down to these two powerheads? I personally just added an aqamai KPS to my IM20 and am very pleased. It moves enough water for my application and is dead silent which is a must for me, plus it has a very small footprint. I would definitely recommend it and it is cheaper then those options. 

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1 minute ago, Zach W said:

How did you narrow it down to these two powerheads? I personally just added an aqamai KPS to my IM20 and am very pleased. It moves enough water for my application and is dead silent which is a must for me, plus it has a very small footprint. I would definitely recommend it and it is cheaper then those options. 

I've heard the android app for it doesn't work well. 

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Just now, hydrogalaxy said:

I've heard the android app for it doesn't work well. 

Ah I see, I cant speak to that as I have an Iphone. I didn't have any setup issues but I did read on hear that another user with an android struggled with the app interface. That's a shame thought because it seems great so far

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I've had no issues with the controller on mine honestly. Either my standards are too low or I got lucky. 

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Both are great pumps in terms of flow. The better choice may depend on your aquascape.

 

While not quite a direct comparison, I started out with an xf230 gyre in my 24g (24x16x16).  Loved flow.  My aquascape is a bit tall though. And eventually there was no way to redirect the broad stream of flow from the gyre in a way the didn't blast the stylo (causing the polyps to stay partially retracted). For a while I got away with running just one propeller instead of two. But as the coral grew further I found myself turning the gyre down so low that the rest of the tank wasn't getting quite enough flow.

 

I recently swapped out the xf230 with a tunze 6040. Great pump. Great flow. And if desired, great at creating a resonant wave.

 

If my aquascape were lower, and didn't put my corals in the direct path of the initial blast of output, the gyre would still be my no. 1 choice.

 

Since my scape is tall, the smaller size of the 6040 ... along with it's less broad output stream ... gives me more flexibility in where I place the powerhead.

 

Bottom line: both produce great flow for a 25g. Let your aquascape and desired level of control determine which one will be suit your needs.

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