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My new toys from RMS have arrived also. I did an upgrade from a Gyre XF250 to this 300 series. The packaging is quite neat but the equipments is quite dusty probably due to the wooden divider. 

 

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Easier to remove and put it back from maintenance due to the color code. The new series also don't have the extra bracket to lock the casing which is quite good. I remember having to use a tweezer to lift up the lock in order to wash the impeller. Below image is what I'm talking about.

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This gyre also come with a net to cover over the case to prevent any small snails or rocks getting stuck or worse spoil the impeller. 

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This new 300 series also come with a flow director to push the water to whichever direction you want your water to flow and this also reduce your cleaning frequency because it will block unwanted algae (hair algae or commonly Coraline algae) in the impeller which will reduce the flow (efficiency of the pump). 

Pictures are the front and side view. It looks really nice. 

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All in all is a very nice pump. Can't really comment/compare the flow between the 200 & 300 series but I haven start running this Wavemaker yet. Price wise I find it a bit on the higher side but overall it's still affordable.

To be really honest I was a bit regret on upgrading my 250 to 350 probably due to my lack of researching before purchasing it. Because I was expecting this new 300 series to come with a ICV6 controller (Separate RMS selling for $88) but it didn't, another thing is this pump required you to run with two power supply with one controller unlike the 200 series (1 power supply, 1 controller with 2 pumps). I understand there's an adapter to combine both pumps into one power supply but RMS didn't have it. Sadly I thought it should be better than 200 series.  

 

 

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My new toys from RMS have arrived also. I did an upgrade from a Gyre XF250 to this 300 series. The packaging is quite neat but the equipments is quite dusty probably due to the wooden divider. 
 
IMG_9428.thumb.jpg.b3e64726cfb432605c3f3d3c031b4fde.jpgIMG_9435.thumb.jpg.a3c3cabaa1502b8ffde83fae93b6e6b0.jpg
 
Easier to remove and put it back from maintenance due to the color code. The new series also don't have the extra bracket to lock the casing which is quite good. I remember having to use a tweezer to lift up the lock in order to wash the impeller. Below image is what I'm talking about.
IMG_9437.JPG.1940a2554f458fd2e0ed362e505a4cf3.JPG
 
This gyre also come with a net to cover over the case to prevent any small snails or rocks getting stuck or worse spoil the impeller. 
IMG_9434.thumb.jpg.4e512f21e0b0dfbedaff2935948be7e9.jpg
 
This new 300 series also come with a flow director to push the water to whichever direction you want your water to flow and this also reduce your cleaning frequency because it will block unwanted algae (hair algae or commonly Coraline algae) in the impeller which will reduce the flow (efficiency of the pump). 
Pictures are the front and side view. It looks really nice. 
IMG_9432.thumb.jpg.5778cf6f706e02e8e825c60f4c17a409.jpg
IMG_9433.thumb.jpg.7acb07d1c24678122af14a392341b010.jpg
All in all is a very nice pump. Can't really comment/compare the flow between the 200 & 300 series but I haven start running this Wavemaker yet. Price wise I find it a bit on the higher side but overall it's still affordable.
To be really honest I was a bit regret on upgrading my 250 to 350 probably due to my lack of researching before purchasing it. Because I was expecting this new 300 series to come with a ICV6 controller (Separate RMS selling for $88) but it didn't, another thing is this pump required you to run with two power supply with one controller unlike the 200 series (1 power supply, 1 controller with 2 pumps). I understand there's an adapter to combine both pumps into one power supply but RMS didn't have it. Sadly I thought it should be better than 200 series.  
 
 

give it a run, personally i find it a lot quieter than the 200 series. the flow directors also allow you to place the gyre really close to the water surface without having water splash out of your tank or cause a vortex under the intakes. if you have the icv6 i’d say definitely an improvement over the 200 series.


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give it a run, personally i find it a lot quieter than the 200 series. the flow directors also allow you to place the gyre really close to the water surface without having water splash out of your tank or cause a vortex under the intakes. if you have the icv6 i’d say definitely an improvement over the 200 series.


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I’ll give it a try and update. Thank you. Hopefully really worth the upgrade


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My new toys from RMS have arrived also. I did an upgrade from a Gyre XF250 to this 300 series. The packaging is quite neat but the equipments is quite dusty probably due to the wooden divider. 
 
IMG_9428.thumb.jpg.b3e64726cfb432605c3f3d3c031b4fde.jpgIMG_9435.thumb.jpg.a3c3cabaa1502b8ffde83fae93b6e6b0.jpg
 
Easier to remove and put it back from maintenance due to the color code. The new series also don't have the extra bracket to lock the casing which is quite good. I remember having to use a tweezer to lift up the lock in order to wash the impeller. Below image is what I'm talking about.
IMG_9437.JPG.1940a2554f458fd2e0ed362e505a4cf3.JPG
 
This gyre also come with a net to cover over the case to prevent any small snails or rocks getting stuck or worse spoil the impeller. 
IMG_9434.thumb.jpg.4e512f21e0b0dfbedaff2935948be7e9.jpg
 
This new 300 series also come with a flow director to push the water to whichever direction you want your water to flow and this also reduce your cleaning frequency because it will block unwanted algae (hair algae or commonly Coraline algae) in the impeller which will reduce the flow (efficiency of the pump). 
Pictures are the front and side view. It looks really nice. 
IMG_9432.thumb.jpg.5778cf6f706e02e8e825c60f4c17a409.jpg
IMG_9433.thumb.jpg.7acb07d1c24678122af14a392341b010.jpg
All in all is a very nice pump. Can't really comment/compare the flow between the 200 & 300 series but I haven start running this Wavemaker yet. Price wise I find it a bit on the higher side but overall it's still affordable.
To be really honest I was a bit regret on upgrading my 250 to 350 probably due to my lack of researching before purchasing it. Because I was expecting this new 300 series to come with a ICV6 controller (Separate RMS selling for $88) but it didn't, another thing is this pump required you to run with two power supply with one controller unlike the 200 series (1 power supply, 1 controller with 2 pumps). I understand there's an adapter to combine both pumps into one power supply but RMS didn't have it. Sadly I thought it should be better than 200 series.  
 
 

Thanks for updating here. I also plan to buy XF350 2 pump set. Do you know where can I purchase the adapter?


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Happy to finally see water running in my tank again.

Gonna follow WWC Cycling method (4months)

Meanwhile setting up my QT for fish and corals. Do stay tune!


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My sump finally done!

Got my acrylic from DAMA trading it cost me around $90/-

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This Goop silicon/glue is really effective. It glued the acrylic and glass perfectly. Thank you Leon for the recommendation!

I used two of this. One cost around $11.90 at hardware city. I applied double layer to ensure it can hold the water pressure.

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Added two more new valve to control my drainage and M2 output. Hope with this valve it can tune the flow more silent.

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Wow...2 tubes. It will surely hold. I thought  1/2 tube should be sufficient. A small bit goes a long way.

You can control the M2 output power with Mobius or Reeflink @ 1% increments. With that, you will be able to get a totally silent drainage as well. 

 

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Nice bro..where did u buy your valves and pipe fittings?

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Thanks bro, you may get all your pipings from Hai Cheong Plastic located at both Ubi and Kallang. Do note that Ubi is not in operation during this phase 2 period.

I always went over to Kallang and look for the young china guy. Very friendly and helpful. Just provide them the measurement and sizing they will get all for you. Pricing is very reasonable too. Good for those who wish to do their own pipings.


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Also, can share your sump compartments? I am thinking to do new sump.

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This is my current sump design. Drainage will go thru filter sock —> (from bottom to top. Ensure my water will pass thru my medias) my medias —> filter wool —> compressor coil (locates behind my skimmer) —> skimmer & torq reactor (FM carbon & Rowaphos) —> black filter (trap bubbles or any big dirt from skimmer/reactor) —> return pump.

I design in a way where I want the water to go/flow to wherever I want. You can search on YouTube to get some inspiration too.


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Wow...2 tubes. It will surely hold. I thought  1/2 tube should be sufficient. A small bit goes a long way.
You can control the M2 output power with Mobius or Reeflink @ 1% increments. With that, you will be able to get a totally silent drainage as well. 
 

Yup!! It holds on very strongly. I believe the M2 with mobius control is the new batch. Those old batch can’t be controlled by möbius because of some software upgrades.


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any reason why u change back using sock filter?

My sump finally done!

Got my acrylic from DAMA trading it cost me around $90/-

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This Goop silicon/glue is really effective. It glued the acrylic and glass perfectly. Thank you Leon for the recommendation!

I used two of this. One cost around $11.90 at hardware city. I applied double layer to ensure it can hold the water pressure.

ab932345bcf3d1c3099f48b5287432d5.jpg


Added two more new valve to control my drainage and M2 output. Hope with this valve it can tune the flow more silent.

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any reason why u change back using sock filter?


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I used to cut off this filter sock compartment to fit my clarisea sk-5000 but changed it back.

Clarisea filter is good but it can’t hold large drainage flow. Once the flow is strong it will touch the float and used up the filter wool unnecessary. Not to my liking so I changed back to filter sock.

Filter sock is cheap but tend to clot easily. It’s easy for me to pull it out and replace!


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Thank u so much bro.. i am going to do piping for my sump. Your info will be very helpful.. :)


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This is my current sump design. Drainage will go thru filter sock —> (from bottom to top. Ensure my water will pass thru my medias) my medias —> filter wool —> compressor coil (locates behind my skimmer) —> skimmer & torq reactor (FM carbon & Rowaphos) —> black filter (trap bubbles or any big dirt from skimmer/reactor) —> return pump.

I design in a way where I want the water to go/flow to wherever I want. You can search on YouTube to get some inspiration too.


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Looking good bro! it sure looks like alot effort went into planning all these!

Yes. Just improving day by day. Haha. Are you back into reefing?


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Yes. Just improving day by day. Haha. Are you back into reefing?


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Yes i am coming back! Still in the midst of getting my equipments, very excited to be back!

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Yes i am coming back! Still in the midst of getting my equipments, very excited to be back!

Very Glad to see you back!


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Everything is settled so time to let the tank cycle for 3-4 months. Following WWC cycling methods.



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Gotten this second hand Maxspect IVC6 from one of the reefer last week. This allows me to control my Gyre xf350 thru app. I dislike the ideal of not including this ICV6 controller in the Gyre 2 pump set. We have to get it separately.

Overall it’s quite easy to set it up.

Using pump A for my main tank.

Set 08:00 - 00:00
As random mode (highest 40% power)

00:00 - 08:00
As pulsing mode (highest 30% power)

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Overall I find the Gyre XF350 is really strong. It managed to push water across 4 ft with just 30% power. I’m very satisfied with the pump so far.

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Went over to dama to get another acrylic to replace my filter wool. Personally I don’t like how to follow at this section to my filter wool. It doesn’t fully utilised the filter wool so I’ve decided to switch it out with 2 4” filter sock to trap any large particles coming up from the medias.

I really prefer the water flow now.

Currently also in the mist of setting up a simple small QT for coral and fish tank to ensure all the unnecessary pests won’t be in my display tank.


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Looking really good. I am enjoying your rockscape, which will look awesome covered in spa. I just went through the four month cycle too, and have not had any algea at all, did you experience the same? Wondering what will happen when the lights come on. (I have been switching them on for 4 hrs a day now). Wish you loads of success.

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Looking really good. I am enjoying your rockscape, which will look awesome covered in spa. I just went through the four month cycle too, and have not had any algea at all, did you experience the same? Wondering what will happen when the lights come on. (I have been switching them on for 4 hrs a day now). Wish you loads of success.

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Did you on the lights on the 2-3th month mark?


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