Look at the Pentair Smart HO UVs. I run the 150w. It is a beast and built commercial grade.Looking into uv system, any recommendations?
I’m looking at Aqua ultra violet uv/ozone combo unit 160 watts rated for 1200 gallon system or should I get a larger 200 watt rated for 1500 gal aquarium. I don’t want to nuke the reef and I’m not sure if I will have the recommended 5000 gph going through it. Anyone has any experience with this unit uv/ozone combo?
Thanks, I’ll look into the Pentair line.Look at the Pentair Smart HO UVs. I run the 150w. It is a beast and built commercial grade.
Also, what do you think of the Deltec E-flow 16? I'm looking at that same one for a return pump on a new 8ft tank build with a basement filtration room.
I was thinking the same thing, bigger better, especially when reef matures.Go with the larger 200watt unit. The ozone should be controllable and with an ORP probe and controller you should be able to safely keep the Ozone in control.
I have dual 160w UV Systems on my system - With slow flow through both of them. Then I have an Ozotech 1500 mg/hr Ozonizer pumping into the skimmer.
I've been running ozone for over 3 decades and won't run a tank without it. If you understand how it works it's a huge benefit to the system.
Wildcats for sure, he’s gotta water thing now. He dunks his toys in his water fountain and runs around house with them.My bengal is also insane. I ended up making huge design choices in my last build that were specifically required because of the wildcat.
Oh I know how that goes. Bengals are a lot of fun, but a giant pain...but a lot of fun. https://youtube.com/shorts/aHbzBVCIoRs?feature=shareWildcats for sure, he’s gotta water thing now. He dunks his toys in his water fountain and runs around house with them.
He figured out my kitchen sink turns on if he touches it. So now at random times throughout the day and especially in middle of night the water turns on and 15 min later I have a wet cat running around lol. He loves playing in water smh.
don’t let the cuteness fool you hahaha
Thanks for the recommendation, I will definitely go with the larger 240 watt unit.If you have the space for the larger 240w UV go for it - Other than additional heat to the water - It's not going to do any harm and can only do good.
Ozone will definitely keep your water clear. I stopped doing water changes a long time ago. I do however evaporate a ton of water and some days will replace as much as 75 g of water in a day. I use evaporative cooling and have the majority of my system outside.
I didn't see if you were employing a refugium, but with using a refugium for nutrient export I didn't have any issues with skipping the water changes.
I have a new MRC Filter Roller on it's way and it should only help with water clarity and quality.
Thank you, it’s definitely been fun piecing this thing together.very inspiring build! This is seriously insanely nice to read! Can not wait to see the rest of it, especially the aquascape!
Stand and canopy looks GREAT but access seems limited? You can only access from the overflow side?
Flow pump was also a concern for my project. Vortech is a wide area pump, but Abyzz and Panta Rhei are more of a linear flow. You have done tremendous research for your light, I have no doubt you will figured out about your flow pumps!
tagging along the ride for all your next steps!