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ADA 120-P Reef Build - 65 Gallons

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Was able to get the Theiling Rollermat Compact setup last night. So far so good. There's a little bit of bubbling going inside but not too loud. I have a feeling it's going to throw my ATO out of whack though but we'll see how it goes once it kicks in. Also moved the chaeto to its own chamber and threw a small koralia pump in there for flow but not sure if it'll get enough at the moment.

Hindsight, I should have cleaned up my sump after looking at these photos!





 
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Shame you couldn’t get it in where the filter socks use to be. [emoji3]
That was my original plan, the end result was actually plan B. I wasn't sure if the base of the Theiling would get into the second opening (filter sock -- it cleared the first opening fine) and unfortunately it didn't. Would have been perfect otherwise.
 
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Update on the Theiling:
We have dirty fleece! So far so good. My ATO is working normal and the roller is rolling. Pics below.

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Kessil A360X Lights are up, I'm running 50% color, 30% intensity, with 100% violet, 5% red and 5% green.. still tweaking the colors a bit.

Interesting observation, I have a PMK next to my auto feeder (back of the tank), my G4P's were pushing 150 PAR. With the Kessils I see 200'ish..

 

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Looking great! Curious why the switch on lights? Do you like the look of the tank better with the Kessils ? higher PAR, form factor? All of that? I have Kessils on my FW tank and I like them for many reasons but feel that the Radions on my SW tank seem to have a better spread but I don't have data to back that up, just observation.
 
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Looking great! Curious why the switch on lights? Do you like the look of the tank better with the Kessils ? higher PAR, form factor? All of that? I have Kessils on my FW tank and I like them for many reasons but feel that the Radions on my SW tank seem to have a better spread but I don't have data to back that up, just observation.
Hey Zuma.. Yeah I like the look better since it's smaller -- has a really sleek feel. I found myself bumping into the Radions a lot during cleaning. The X has "self cleaning" too which I wanted to check out. My Radions would collect a lot of dust. Part of me just wanted something different too.

As far as the PAR goes, I have mainly softies, a few lps, a little sps and my tank is only 18" tall so I'm not too concerned with PAR. I just find it weird that my PMK shows that the X (@30%) has more PAR than my G4 (@35%) w/ diffuser o_O -- must be the 130 degree spread hitting the back of my tank.

There is definitely more shadowing with the Kessil right now. The Radions color blending with the diffusers looks very much T5-like.. solid blanket of light

 
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I picked up a G5 adaptor to rig with my Kessil Arms. If anyone is looking for the screws I picked them up from Home Depot - M5-0.8 x 8 mm

 

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