Quantcast

bio flow rotating output device

Help Support Reef Frontiers:

wrightme43

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 1, 2004
Messages
4,355
Location
bowling green ky
Got my new bioflows today. These things are trick. 12.99 and seem to do a great job of alternating current. They come with adapters to fit almost any output and send the water out in a c shaped stream that rotates 360 degrees. I dont know about longevity but at 13$ I would call them disposible. Also got my lunar aqualight plus (4 96 wt compacts) with 3 moon lights external ballast. I like it a lot as well. Just wanted to share my joy. Hope everybody has a great day. Steve
 

wrightme43

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 1, 2004
Messages
4,355
Location
bowling green ky
I know Im going to hell for this but I ordered them from drs foster+smith. Pg 34 of the newest catalog. or online search drs.f.s. for bioflo its powered by water flow, using a gear drive like the scwd, but it attaches to the output of pwr head or cannister filter. I will look up website of manufacture now, if I can find it for you. Steve
 

wrightme43

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 1, 2004
Messages
4,355
Location
bowling green ky
On the website its called the flo. and the bioflo has a sponge for bact. filtration. as well. Pretty cool they also make the thermo pump. Steve
 

Ritsuko Nashida

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 6, 2004
Messages
146
Location
Yokohama Japan
I saw those but wondered just how good they worked. It was kinda tempting to get a couple and try them out but...I dont know. But your right, at 12 bucks each they cant be all that bad. Let us know how they work out.
 

jlehigh

Hermit D Crab
Joined
Nov 20, 2003
Messages
1,208
Location
Kirkland/Juanita
I like this product in theory. Though I wonder if it is more cost effective to just buy the various jet nozzles available for Hot tub jets... They have some really cool motion effects too...
 

wrightme43

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 1, 2004
Messages
4,355
Location
bowling green ky
It does drop the flow I agree, however I think that less alternating flow is more effective at keeping detiris suspendened and dead spots out of the tank than lots of direct flow. I will trade one for the other. My main concern is longevity. At the price though... I think it will be o.k.
 

wrightme43

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 1, 2004
Messages
4,355
Location
bowling green ky
Hey Josh just a update. Still spinning. It hasn't exploded and put out my eye, yet. Ha ha ha. It works good for keeping detirus suspended if you don't mind a ugly power head in your tank. Steve
 

wrightme43

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 1, 2004
Messages
4,355
Location
bowling green ky
Discovered problem 20 days operation. The way they attach to power head. It blows off the power head. I put them both back in, and they came off again. I am going to remove from tank, rough up the plastic with scotch-brite and try again. Hope it works I really like them but there is no way I'm gluing them to my 802s. Any other ideas? It slips inside the outlet on 802s.
 

Ritsuko Nashida

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 6, 2004
Messages
146
Location
Yokohama Japan
Bummer dude, hope it works out for you. But at a whole 12 bucks it still aint too much of a lose if they dont.

I think I finally found my solution though. Its not that cheap unfortunately, but I think I am going with Ocean Motions 8 way valve on my big tank and the 3 way on the 135. Hopefully it works out otherwise it will be an expensive experiment!
 

wrightme43

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 1, 2004
Messages
4,355
Location
bowling green ky
Pure genius Jim. I will dry and silocone seal at my next water change. The scotchbrite seems to of worked so far, but yours is a much better idea. Thank you.
 

wrightme43

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 1, 2004
Messages
4,355
Location
bowling green ky
Update. Still working well. Silicone is the way to go. I really like the large C shaped water flowing. you can see it making eddys all through the tank. As an added benie nothing is getting beatin to death by water. I have not had to clean or do any thing since purchase except silicone to the power head. 802 by aquaclear. STEVE
 

jesshimom

I have no fish.
Joined
Oct 9, 2003
Messages
2,323
Location
Lovely Lynnwood
I got two also and I love them as well. Mine are on Maxi-jets and are nice and tight. I could barely get them on so I don't think I'll have the falling off problem.

COlleen
 
Your email address will not be publicly visible. We will only use it to contact you to confirm your post.

Latest posts

Top