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Old 10-30-2013, 03:39 AM   #11
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I filled the tank about 3/4 of the way tonight, should have it completely up and running tomorrow night. Once it's up completely and the water clears I'll post some new full scape pics.

I also replaced the bearings on my MP40 dry side tonight, I now have a whisper silent powerhead
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:31 AM   #12
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see I don't understand that about Vortechs powerheads. ive heard everything from replacing them once a year to replacing them every 3 years. how am I expected, as a money-conscious customer, supposed to buy a nearly $500 powerhead, only to have to replace bearings in it? my $40 Koralia Evo powerheads don't need parts replaced. so why does the Mp's?
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Following along always fun to see others ideas and use them to come up with your own.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:54 PM   #14
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see I don't understand that about Vortechs powerheads. ive heard everything from replacing them once a year to replacing them every 3 years. how am I expected, as a money-conscious customer, supposed to buy a nearly $500 powerhead, only to have to replace bearings in it? my $40 Koralia Evo powerheads don't need parts replaced. so why does the Mp's?
Well the good news is that I got it off of Cragslist for pretty cheap. Apparently at some point the previous owner had gotten the dry side wet so there were rust issues and the bearings gave out because of it. I now have some new sealed and shielded bearings in there so I don't foresee me having to replace them again anytime soon, if ever. My MP10 is a few years old and has never had to have the bearings changed.

I do think that for the price that these powerheads cost they should be almost bulletproof or at least have a lifetime warranty but oh well, I guess they're probably glad I don't have a say in that matter.

You can see the rust on the right bearing.

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Well the tank will be completely full and running by the end of the night. Here is a picture of the "final" (I use this word lightly) scape. Let me know what you think.

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I also picked up a new McCosker's Fairy Wrasse today (not sure why the picture is sideways)
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Well the tank will be completely full and running by the end of the night. Here is a picture of the "final" (I use this word lightly) scape. Let me know what you think. I also picked up a new McCosker's Fairy Wrasse today (not sure why the picture is sideways)
It's look great! I much prefer this look over the island look, I think it makes a tank look fuller.
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It's look great! I much prefer this look over the island look, I think it makes a tank look fuller.
Thanks! I think the same, It also feels a little beefier which is a good thing. I don't want to have to worry about rock collapses or the like.
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The tank is 100% up and running now! This tank is starting out with close to 50lbs of live rock so I won't have to worry about the cycle since the only bioload that I have right now is the clown, watchman goby, and the fairy wrasse, all of which are under 1.5", maybe by tomorrow I can have inhabitants in this tank! We shall see how the parameter test out and go from there.

I had a couple minor leaks in the drain hoses that were the result of the hose clamps not being secure enough on the bulkhead barbed fittings so water was pushing it's way though. I re-positioned hose clamps and no more leaks!
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im impressed buddy, great job
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:14 AM   #20
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i have a 70 just like that and im going to dismantel it and rescape it for angels.
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