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Old 12-13-2012, 11:53 AM   #1421
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Tank looks really nice.


As for the MP's, you are mostly correct. I started with (2) MP10's initially to replace two Koralia 750's. then for a short time I relocated one MP10 to my BC29 Angler tank. At that time, my 54 really suffered the loss of flow, the the BC was overkill even at the lowest settings. I found that in the BC, the return flow was plenty, and I replaced the 2nd MP10 on the 54.

I currently have the MP10's set as Master/ Slave, so they are opposites. When one is high flow the other is less and vice-versa. They are running at 100% MAX using the Lagoon program.

Even with all that, I still have lots if detritus buildup in the rear of the tank and plenty of crap on my sandbed. The 54 is very hard to maintain good flow IME.

I do have my PH's facing each other about 6" from the top and 4" from the front.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:03 PM   #1422
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Tank looks really nice.


As for the MP's, you are mostly correct. I started with (2) MP10's initially to replace two Koralia 750's. then for a short time I relocated one MP10 to my BC29 Angler tank. At that time, my 54 really suffered the loss of flow, the the BC was overkill even at the lowest settings. I found that in the BC, the return flow was plenty, and I replaced the 2nd MP10 on the 54.

I currently have the MP10's set as Master/ Slave, so they are opposites. When one is high flow the other is less and vice-versa. They are running at 100% MAX using the Lagoon program.

Even with all that, I still have lots if detritus buildup in the rear of the tank and plenty of crap on my sandbed. The 54 is very hard to maintain good flow IME.

I do have my PH's facing each other about 6" from the top and 4" from the front.

Thanks for the response. Your tank looks great as well. I think I'm gonna have to drop another couple o hundred as much as I don't want to. I think the extra mp10 will help. I know I have phos in the tank do to the slime and hair. Just not sure the true reading. Wish I could get the chaeto to grow to help with it. I guess I entered into the never ending hobby.

Anyone here had any luck with bio pellets. They are intriguing to me.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:18 PM   #1423
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The 2nd picture, I added so you can see how rediculously nasty my sandbed is even with nearly 2000 gph of flow all day.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:20 PM   #1424
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Why not add a couple of inexpensive power heads in the lower corners to blow all that stuff back into the water column?
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:32 PM   #1425
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Your sand-bed looks like you may have cyano as well. That is a crazy amount of flow to still have detritus buildup.
The reason I went with the mp10 is so I wouldn't have the power cords and just an overall cleaner look.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #1426
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You are both correct. I have some cyano coming in, and since I have (4) Koralia 750's sitting in the box, I am planning to remove a large piece of liverock from the rear of the tank and have the 750 facing low and to the front of the tank to alleviate, hopefully, that area.

I used to have it set like that when I was first starting, but then I started freaking out about natural filtration and added a few large rocks and filled in the back area. It was a mistake, and then my corals over grew the top and I used the back rock, but not anymore.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:06 PM   #1427
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Still waiting to complete the stand for the 40 gallon before I can transfer the liverock and add my 750 back in. Probably a couple weeks.

Also, since my last pink-spot took a flying leap after I came home one night and scared it, I've really missed having a bottom dweller. Today, while getting feeder shrimp, I finally saw the LFS got another one in. I bought her this morning and after acclimation, in she went. No QT though as the mantis in the QT would've not been good. Fingers crossed.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:15 PM   #1428
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I'm sure he'll be fine Tim. Good luck with it.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:52 PM   #1429
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Goby is still doing well. Definitely a jumper - got my lid on tight. She swims near the surface all day. Very odd behavior if you ask me. She swims along the side walls and by the powerheads. Weird.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:18 AM   #1430
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Cool looking goby Tim.

My radion power supply took a dump. Light turns on and off every couple of seconds. Ecotech has been great. Light is about a year old and they are sending out another power supply second day air. I think I will either receive it Monday or Wednesday due to New Years. Just curious if my refugium bulb will work until I get the radion back on line. I don't have many Sps. I have a leather coral, BTA, some zoa's, green star polyps, and some xenias. Any tips or ideas if this will work till I receive the power supply, or should I try to rent something from my LFS (if that option is even available). Has anyone had this issue. I guess that what sucks about having a high tech light, it takes high tech dumps.
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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