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    Re: Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes ...A new Fish tank is Born

    Well the two xr15 pro lights can't be fixed so just ordered two new xr15 pro G4s which should be with me soon.

    Fish are doing good and the duncan coral that i put in the sump with a bit of my monti green and red plates are both ok.....will be cutting the duncan up into three pieces as it will help it grow better.

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    Re: Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes ...A new Fish tank is Born

    looking good so you decided to go bare bottom

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    Re: A new Fish tank is Born in Gary's House

    yes i thought i would give it a go and see how it pans out

    Been sorting the sump out today, not got every thing in there just yet and there are wire's every were ...just a bit busy with work at the moment and with Christmas only a couple of days away, it's looking that it will not get done until the new year ...but it's all up and running that's the main thing.

    Here is a couple of pictures of the sump as it stands at the moment
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    Re: Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes ...A new Fish tank is Born

    i see you have the vodka ready what size is your uv ? i have a vecton 120 for my 100l but tmc reckon i should get the 200 ?? Did you have fun with the elbows on your reactor ? i cleaned mine out and found one was leaking so i fitted one of the pipes on like yours

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    Re: A new Fish tank is Born in Gary's House

    I am running my TMC Vecton 600 on this at the moment ....its not big enough but will do for now, its rated for 130 gals.

    I would go for the 200 as well Dave if you can.

    I'm running carbon and RowaPhos in the reactor 50/50 at the moment and never had any trouble with the elbows on it and now started to vodka dose again

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    Re: Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes ...A new Fish tank is Born

    what is your flow through it ? on mine i have a 1200 lph pump running a rowaphos then a cheato reactor (daisy chain) but i am not sure of the lph through my vectron 120 . I might have to stick with the 120 because it fits nicely inside my cabernet but would prefer the 200 ,i would think a "T" and a tap would be the best way . At the mo the cheato is in the second reactor but its not doing much so i think i might swap them over

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    Re: A new Fish tank is Born in Gary's House

    If you look at the first picture of my sump you will see two taps that i have put on there, these are what feed the TMC Vecton 600 and the other for the reactor.
    I have not got much flow going through the reactor just enough for the water to pass without moving the media about to much.
    For the TMC Vecton 600 its like having a tap on 1/3
    The main pump that runs the whole tank is rated at 10000lts a hour so only got it set at 29% and that is pushing loads of water out at the top of the tank.

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    Re: Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes ...A new Fish tank is Born

    Well santa got me the vecton 120 , Maximum Flow Rate 360lph , the lowest power setting on my pump is 300 lph my only worry is if i set it at the lowest power is this going to be enough to run the two reactors as well or if i increase the flow is that going to be to much ? or should i just fit a T piece then a valve and have another pipe running to the tank?

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    Re: A new Fish tank is Born in Gary's House

    I would just fit a T piece then a valve so that you can control it and let the rest go to the main tank jets ....you should be ok with the vecton 120 as it will be on all the time.


    This is were i got my fittings from https://www.fastlight.co.uk/acatalog/Plumbing.html
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    Re: A new Fish tank is Born in Gary's House

    Added a LPS Elegance coral to the tank also know as Catalaphyllia
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