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Old 03-19-2015, 02:23 PM   #11
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Very nice looking system. I'm a big fan of Kessil lighting but I'm surprised how well your corals look with just the two 150s. I have the larger 360s on a 220g tank and a single 150 over a 29g tank. You could add one of their deep blue 150s to get the desired color you want but I can tell you from experience that the change will not look balanced.


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Old 03-19-2015, 05:18 PM   #12
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I love the Kessils too! Would I be better off doing away with the 150's and getting some 360's? Or keeping the 150's and adding another 150 deep blue OR adding 1 hydra 26 or 52?
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:20 PM   #13
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I'm also concerned about my water flow too now. i=I have the Mp40 and Mp10. thinking i need to get another mp40 possibly... Thanks for your advice! I don't want it to look too unnatural. but I do like the tanks where the reds, greens, and oranges pop.
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:32 PM   #14
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I'm also concerned about my water flow too now. i=I have the Mp40 and Mp10. thinking i need to get another mp40 possibly... Thanks for your advice! I don't want it to look too unnatural. but I do like the tanks where the reds, greens, and oranges pop.
What intensity do you have the MP's running at? For a tank that large I would most likely think you'd need 2 MP40's. I currently have 2 MP40's toned way back on my 55 reef. Most likely adding another MP40 would do the system some great justice and you can just move the MP10, maybe even to the back wall or something to support the flow through the system.
The setting can also have a huge impact on the amount of flow going through the tank. What setting are they running on?
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:45 PM   #15
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I see Ecotech has released the Quiet Drive version of their Vortechs. Talked with the equipment guy at my LFS and he said the noise reduction claims of 90% are true. They just installed one on a client's tank. I guess you can just buy the driver (dry side) for about $150. I'm looking at it for my 90 gal.


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Old 03-19-2015, 09:08 PM   #16
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If your MP's aren't turned up really high they are already silent, but I can see where they can be annoying when revved that high.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:13 PM   #17
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I have a MP60 on my 180 gal and an MP40 on my 90. Gotta tell you the 40 is noticeably louder. I have both on the reef crest setting and have verified that the 40 is aligned properly as I learned alignment definitely contributes to noise.


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The Mp40 is set to 100% and set to short pulse mode.
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:08 PM   #19
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No comments on the lighting huh? I guess I don't need the new lighting? That's fine with me haha. Save the cash. I ordered some Ultra Acans and a Favia. The favor should be here tomorrow and the acans will arrive Monday. I'm planning on growing some cans and maybe fragging and selling some online. Is this a good side business?
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So the 40's are louder than the 60'? Interesting.. Then should i be inclined to get a 60?
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