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Old 08-15-2018, 12:24 AM   #1
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You're not familiar with the tank it has a filter system in the back behind black plexiglass .I have protein skimmer, adjustable wavemaker ,Orion LT 120 light which I haven't even figured out how to use yet with the settings first question is should I go with RO water it's an expense that I really can't afford right now but I don't want to have algae problems ???for the substrate I was going to go with caribsea arag-alive 60lbs ? According to the calculator that gives me about three and a half inches of substrate I plan on just putting some live rock and making just live rock not sure what type of fish I'm going to do but something that won't overgrowth at size tankClick image for larger version

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Old 08-15-2018, 03:00 AM   #2
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Ive seen those tanks advertised. I think it has the pump, bio balls and sponge in the back??? Pretty cool setup. I'm interested to see how it performs. I can't give any info on SW.
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Once I get it going I'll let you know
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I just powered it up with water in it to see how the pumps would flow their a little bit weak but there only 16 watts each I was looking up videos where people put one more powerful pump with a Y fitting for both exits and it's better thankfully I have a very powerful powerhead that will keep the flow in the tank
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Until I get an RO water maker which should be by next month I'm just going to use the see phos clear the two 266 gallon per hour pump are a little bit weak I'm thinking about upgrading to a more powerful pump and putting a y connection on it like I saw on the YouTube video I do have a nice powerful powerhead that's adjustable weave maker and it seems to be helping a lot of the foe I had the mag Drive 950 on my old one 25 tank I was wondering if they made a smaller version of that filter because it is Rock Solid never stops maybe like a 700 gallon for an hour because right now the to 266 is I don't think you're cutting it
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So you're still getting at least 10x turn over an hour on the pumps it came with?
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There are two 266 GPh return pumps
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They both have direct input to the tank less than 1 foot of tubing so I'm assuming it's at least 500 gallons an hour and it's 45 gallon tank 11x a hour
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I know they lose some power when it passes through your media as well.

I think as long as you're getting at least 10x an hour that is pretty decent. 15x would be better so you upgrading wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Is that an acrylic or glass tank?
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