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Postby iced98lx » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:13 am

Anyone running them? Thoughts/comments?
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby black hills tj » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:36 pm

I think Rick had Seaswirls on his big tank.
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby Willy » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:58 pm

I've got a pair of 1" sea swirls.... I really like them great variable flow.... never had a problem with them.... 7 years now
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby iced98lx » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:56 pm

Willy wrote:I've got a pair of 1" sea swirls.... I really like them great variable flow.... never had a problem with them.... 7 years now


Thanks Willy! The feedback is much appreciated as I am thinking of putting a set of 1 inch swirls on the tank as the returns and was hoping someone had some experience working with them.
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby domination2580 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:13 pm

Willy, would you say they take the need of power heads and wave makers out of the tank? Are they reAlly all you need?

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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby Willy » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:42 am

they are kind of a wave maker as they distribute flow..... I also have 2 MP40's
to answer your question, it would depend on the size of your tank and the flow you have
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby Railcar79 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:51 pm

I had sea swirls, I traded them off when I got the bow.

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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby domination2580 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:22 pm

Hmm...any opinions on having them in a 110

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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby Pallan » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:31 pm

Work great doubt they could eliminate need of extra flow from powerheads. But they sure help make your flow patterns random. They run for years with out issue but are expensive to fix when you have to send them in. Really a simple device. I've jury rigged broken ones in the past to keep them working. But found it easier to just have a spare on hand or at least others to use as spare parts. Anything that breaks is generally a simple fix if you have the parts. The patent owner does not sell replacment parts you have to send yours to him for refurbishing. If I had some or opportunity to buy some again I'd use them again
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby iced98lx » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:17 pm

Thanks Rick, I think I'm going to do a set of 1 inch swirls for the 180.
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby black hills tj » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:39 pm

Pallan wrote:Work great doubt they could eliminate need of extra flow from powerheads. But they sure help make your flow patterns random. They run for years with out issue but are expensive to fix when you have to send them in. Really a simple device. I've jury rigged broken ones in the past to keep them working. But found it easier to just have a spare on hand or at least others to use as spare parts. Anything that breaks is generally a simple fix if you have the parts. The patent owner does not sell replacment parts you have to send yours to him for refurbishing. If I had some or opportunity to buy some again I'd use them again


I know a couple guys with 3D printers. Is it something they could make replacement parts for for home use?
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby Pallan » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:50 pm

Probably depends on piece.
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby Dakota Reef » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:26 pm

I've got a Wavy Seas wavemaker (similar to a Sea Swirl) sitting unused. Think I bought it from Rick at one of the frag swaps a few years ago. Never bothered to install it since adding a Vortech MP 60 to the tank.

Let me know if you'd like to try it.
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby domination2580 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:33 am

Hmm....I might be interested in buying depending on price

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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby Dakota Reef » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:33 pm

I'll check this weekend and make sure it runs. Literally never took it out of the box since i bought it at the frag swap.
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby Pallan » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:36 pm

Lol umm Phil I think you sold that to me. So unless you had two you might be looking awhile. I bought it from you at chucks frag swap many years ago. Alot better quality then sea swirl and more control. Don't think they make them anymore tho
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby domination2580 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:49 am

Lol

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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby kevine9723 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:20 am

http://reefwarehouse.com/wavysea-wavema ... p-839.html looks discontinued but a few places have them
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby wichers » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:40 am

They still make them today, however they are under a new Name now. http://www.aquariumspecialty.com/equipm ... ocean-2000
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby Pallan » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:24 pm

Only problem with them was do not push more water thru them then it's rated for. It overpowers the seal and leaks inside ruining the motor. The sea swirls have a solid pipe thru it eliminating this concern
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby Dakota Reef » Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:42 pm

Pallan wrote:Lol umm Phil I think you sold that to me. So unless you had two you might be looking awhile. I bought it from you at chucks frag swap many years ago. Alot better quality then sea swirl and more control. Don't think they make them anymore tho


That is funny. I remember selling it to you Rick, but I bought another one at another frag swap a few years ago. Thought I bought the same one back from you but it must have been from someone else. Anyhow I did find it sitting in a box next to all my other currently unused equipment and it runs.

Since I had offered it to Chris initially I'm letting him decide if he wants it. Domination, you're next up and I'll let you know if Chris declines.

For what its worth you can also attach a power head to them instead of running water through the outlet. Thats the way I always ran mine and it worked great if you don't mind seeing a rotating powerhead in the back of the tank.
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby domination2580 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:57 pm

Lol awesome.

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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby Railcar79 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:06 pm

Cdness had group buy pricing not that long ago.

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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby domination2580 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:27 pm

If I had the money I'd buy one. But I'm dropping 600$ next payday to get a majority of the things required for my upgrade to a 110

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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby iced98lx » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:42 am

I did take Phil up on his offer, if anyone was waiting, sorry I didn't post here.
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Re: SeaSwirls

Postby hc2025 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:19 pm

If some one needed replacement parts I could make them.
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