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  1. partsman

    Hydor Koralia or Seio?

    i was running 2 seio 850's and 2 650's in my 125 untill last week when i replaced the 650's with 2 koralia 4's (1200gph). man what a difference in flow now....guess so - thats like 4100 gph koralia's in each corner facing towards the center and the 850's on the back facing forward and...
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    Internal Return Pump Plumbing HELP please

    Originally Posted by gregghia ANYTHING WOULD HELP... pics are all I need though as I am a visual guy... so my girlfriend says! ok /// i just walked in tonight . if my pics help send me your e-mail address and i'll forward them to you. it takes to long for me to resize them here at
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    Internal Return Pump Plumbing HELP please

    Originally Posted by gregghia Yeah please let me know! I did have it set up for a while but I didn't do it myself.... I at least know you will NOT hurt your pump. I was worried about the ball valve too as far as burning out the motor. From reading on this board I learned that won't be an issue...
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    Internal Return Pump Plumbing HELP please

    gregghia, i feel for ya ...i'm at work right now but just this weekend i installed a sump/refugium under my 125 off a mag 9. i'll post pics tonight of my set up - came out pretty good if i do say so myself ( for my first attempt) . only thing i have an issue withis i've had to throttle my mag9...
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    Ok What Pump

    maybe even a mag 9.5 @ 950 gph ????????
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    Skimmer bubbles

    Originally Posted by ajslick Its a "silencer" mod. He took off the bubble diffuser box thing and replaced it with a pvc T, the end thats out of the water is closed off with a hole drilled in the top and the bottom has a filter for a powerhead over it. The bubbles aren't as bad as yesterday but...
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    question for SCSInet about plumbing - flow return

    well - i'm gonna use spa-flex after the i inch union all the way to the sump instead of pvc or the ribbed hose - i feel better about it's design and lack of ribbing or conection area that might cause any resistance - to get max flow without "hopefully" any churning - spashing sounds ......much...
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    question for SCSInet about plumbing - flow return

    Originally Posted by TurningTim You could use a durso stand pipe in the rear box to reduce noise. pretty easy to put together. Be careful of the calculator on -- I think it gives less flow then actual. Just my experience in the past. I do have one question though, How is it possible for a 1"...
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    question for SCSInet about plumbing - flow return

    as i am new to setting up a sump / refugium i am nowhere new to this hobby of 20 years or better. i have been told your the man as far as plumbing goes ..... here's the question ... i have a 120 gal - non drilled reef with ample water flow and currently using a cpr hang on refugium and several...
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    T5s for a 125, what would you choose?

    azfishgal, tell me - how did you mount your cooling fans to your tank ? - the ones o purchased from aquatek have a u shaped clamp that won't clip on the rim of my tank - their made for a flat piece of glass or acrylic and my tanks rim has a ledge for glass top to lay on . i really didn't want to...
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    Aqua C Remora or Coralife SS

    Originally Posted by Stanlalee Performance Coralife. Less headaches and a dry floor AquaC i have both ......the coralife ss 65 on my big tank and the aquac on my 20 softy tank. i found the aqua c takes up far less space but the coralife filters more gunk out. aqua c is a bit easier to service...
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    "Need PICs of Full auto top off Sytems PLEASE!!!"

    Originally Posted by fastazzr1 i need a complete system or the info on what i need to build one...thanx i got all the help i needed from these guys - i have a auto top off with float system in my 120 and another float system going to a remote resivoir. customer service is great also spectra...
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    Placement of ro/di units

    Originally Posted by psbrent2 Why are you opposed to plumbing to the basement? I have done it and love it. My RODI is on the basement wall and runs into a 32 gallon rubbermaid trash container with a foat valve on it. I have the container elevated on a rack next to my sump. I mix in the same...
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    Question for anyone using small aquafuge

    Originally Posted by kiwiandman If you are using one can you tell me the minimum space needed? I know they are 12 or 13 inches overall, but how small of a space can I hang it on? i am using the cpr aquafuge " large " instructions states it's 24x12x4 ........ actual length is 24 3/4 x 11 7/8...
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    current usa nano fission skimmer

    i probably know why you got it for free .... sorry but i think its a piece of junk - hard to keep adjusted and - actually , i never could get it to work correctly anyway ....i gave mine away ...!!!
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    Best Skimmer and Wet Dry for 55 gal?

    the coralife super skimmer 65 to me is the best for the money in todays market - it will adapt to a sump as well as hang on model . very little trouble - great customer service backing them and trouble free. lots of bells and whistles with the flow controls also. only drawback is the size of the...
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    Skimmer for aggressive tank

    Originally Posted by shwanshark Can anyone suggest a good (inexpensive) protein skimmer for a 75 gallon aggressive tank. I've never used one before bc I've only had a niger trigger in there. Now I'm starting to stock it full of carnivores and they are creating alot of waste. I have a sump...
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    Actinic Opinions Please

    BANG,,,,,,,,,, question about actinics also, i have on top of my 120 reef two (2) coralife 48 inch lunar aqualight systems rated with (2) 65 watt 10,000 k bulbs and (2) 65 watt 420 nn actinic bulbs - claim is ...a total of 260 watts each ........x 2 .........fixtures ...thus ( maybe ) a total of...
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    Calling all Coralife superskimmer owners (important, please read)

    Originally Posted by hooktonfsh That's great to know!!! I am running a coralife SS on all 3 of my tanks and have had great luck with them. The only complaint I would have is that the dang bubble diffuser box is freakin' huge. Other than that, I recommend them to anybody because the bang for...