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Thanks man
No socks or cups huh? So drains directly into the skimmer section?

Nice and clean Matt its going to look great when its done.
No socks for me. To be honest every time I've had sock holders built into a sump I'd run those mesh style socks to keep the noise down/keep them from clogging. I never stay on top of changing them and they just end up holding gunk from my skimmer. I just hope its not too loud and I don't get too much splash with no lid.
 
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Matt. Did you get the carx from zac in canyon lake? Looks like my old unit. Shouldn’t have ever sold that one. Haha.

Build looks great. Really really clean.
 

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Matt. Did you get the carx from zac in canyon lake? Looks like my old unit. Shouldn’t have ever sold that one. Haha.

Build looks great. Really really clean.
Thanks man. I had this reactor set up on my 100g. I came across it on Craigslist, picked it up from a guy in garden grove. I really like this reactor too, can't wait to get it up and running.
 
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I haven't decided yet. A xr15 would be overkill. I'm thinking a AI prime HD or giving a kessil a go since its such a small area.
Great looking setup so far!

I'm thinking about upgrading to an AI Hydra 52 HD which would put my Hydra 26 HD out of commission..it's only a couple months old. Probably also overkill but if you're interested LMK...would force me to get my a$$ in gear for a new light, lol
 

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Great looking setup so far!

I'm thinking about upgrading to an AI Hydra 52 HD which would put my Hydra 26 HD out of commission..it's only a couple months old. Probably also overkill but if you're interested LMK...would force me to get my a$$ in gear for a new light, lol
Might be a little overkill. I think the space is only 10"x8" footprint and not too deep. The challenge is going to be keeping most the light in the frag area for me.

After a few large set backs with my frag tank, things are starting to turn around and get happy again. Can't wait to get all them in the house and in a larger and more stable water volume.







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You should go with xr15 imo. It always easier to turn down the total intensity.
Might be a little overkill. I think the space is only 10"x8" footprint and not too deep. The challenge is going to be keeping most the light in the frag area for me.

After a few large set backs with my frag tank, things are starting to turn around and get happy again. Can't wait to get all them in the house and in a larger and more stable water volume.







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The last one look like rrc Shazam? Very nice acro.

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You should go with xr15 imo. It always easier to turn down the total intensity. The last one look like rrc Shazam? Very nice acro.

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Thanks Mr.V That was just a brown out booger I found at Age of Aquariums a while back.

I was thinking xr15 to keep the spectrum the same as the display but was worried about having too much spread. I'd like to avoid a bunch or calcium eating coraline in the sump of possible.
You had success with the ai prime hd didn't you?
 

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Thanks Mr.V That was just a brown out booger I found at Age of Aquariums a while back.

I was thinking xr15 to keep the spectrum the same as the display but was worried about having too much spread. I'd like to avoid a bunch or calcium eating coraline in the sump of possible.
You had success with the ai prime hd didn't you?
That's definitely look like rrc shazam. Nice score anyway.
Yes I used AI hd prime and that light definitely can grow sps. But my frag tank was super shallow and frags are like 1~2" under the water surface.

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I ended up winning an XR15 pro at a Christmas party last night co I guess that's what I will use.
Whaaaat? That's one hell of a prize, congrats!
That's definitely look like rrc shazam. Nice score anyway.
Yes I used AI hd prime and that light definitely can grow sps. But my frag tank was super shallow and frags are like 1~2" under the water surface.

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Thats right, I'll have to see how low my frag rack ends up in that section and go from there.

That piece is definitely growing out nice. It was just a encrusted plug when I got it. Grown very slow so far, but my tanks hasn't been the most stable.
 

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That's definitely look like rrc shazam. Nice score anyway.
Yes I used AI hd prime and that light definitely can grow sps. But my frag tank was super shallow and frags are like 1~2" under the water surface.

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Hey V what salt are you using now days? I've been using Fritz but am considering changing before I set up the tank. May just go back to IO but I'm not sure. Originally change from IO for a cleaner salt but this leaves residue as well. It also seems to have extremely high mag levels.
 

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Hey V what salt are you using now days? I've been using Fritz but am considering changing before I set up the tank. May just go back to IO but I'm not sure. Originally change from IO for a cleaner salt but this leaves residue as well. It also seems to have extremely high mag levels.
I always a fan of ESV. 2 parts and salt.
 

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I Also ended up with a M1 Vectra return pump.

It’s one heck of a party. You should join SCMAS and come to the party next year :D

This year was EcoTech, last year was Apple year, I won a iPad and an appleTV
That's amazing. I need to drop in and check a meeting out sometime. I was planning on it a few years back then life got busy.

Are you going to run the m1 on the new system?
 

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Got an email my tank was done and i was in the area so i decided to just pick it up myself. I was so worried about inspecting and securing the tank that I left without my damn external overflow! Kicking myself in the ass right now, thought I'd have it all plumbed up after work tomorrow.

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I'm going back and forth between the black background and doing a frosted back pane with privacy windows. My only concern is it will be too transparent showing my overflow plumbing and cords. I'm not sure if i can double this stuff up or not?

If I do stick with black, should i removed the black where bulkheads meet the glass?
 
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