And the great prices at BRS just keep on giving

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  1. Newb73

    Newb73 Valuable Member Partner Member 2018

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    Thanks BRS.

    This was 10% off PLUS an extra $50.00 w coupon and i got about $40.00 in BRS store credit.


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    Newb73 Valuable Member Partner Member 2018

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    Ball valves arent here yet, inspection phase
     
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    This is the box the glass comes in...im a little worried about it.
     
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    Internal tubes intact.

    Pro tip. If you place these on a table, make sure its impossible for them to roll off. (See above).
     
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    This is an impressive ballast for 50 watts
     
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    I can't help it. I love that cannon :)
     
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    Newb73 Valuable Member Partner Member 2018

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    Good quality 2 inch unions.

    This thing can handle a couple thousand gallons per water but for sterilization, the specs call for around 250 to 330gph. I plan to run it at 250ish.

    As such i am reducing it down to 1/2 inch and running a small 370gph pump and a 1/2 inch flow meter.

    Looks kinda funny huh?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Newb73 Valuable Member Partner Member 2018

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    Is that reduced plumbing gonna work for 250 to 300gph sterilization set up???


    Im gonna add in ball valves between the barbs and reducer and run soft on the rest
     
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    I don't know but that seems pretty expensive for a BK soda.
     
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    What's the ID on those barbs? I would probably use at least 1/2" for 300 gph
     
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    Newb73 Valuable Member Partner Member 2018

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    They are half inch.

    Here is the BRS page flow rate recommendation. Only thing is my cheap 370gph aquatrance (i have several laying around that i use as transfer pumps) may not push even 250gph through this...and its going to also feed my Next reef GAC reactor.

    I may need to step up to a sicce pump.

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    Newb73 Valuable Member Partner Member 2018

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    Oddly enought the box has 25gpm which is 1,5000 gph but i think thats for ponds and clarity, not sterilization [​IMG]
     
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    siggy Which way do I go R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Run the same size as your pump and regulate output with a gate and monitor
     
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    Potatohead Well-Known Member

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    I bet your aquatrance pump will be pretty close to right, but probably not if you also want to run the reactor off it.
     
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    I've got the 80W unit and I love it, but I've got a couple suggestions. Use larger pipes and adjust flow with a gate valve. Also, get a flow meter. Otherwise, it's impossible to know if you have the correct flow rate, and flow rate it is critical to getting the most out of a sterilizer. Too much flow and you don't kill what needs killing. Too little flow and you're not fully utilizing the UV. Dunno if Apex has flow meters, but Profilux does.
     
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    siggy Which way do I go R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Is it possible to to have too much contact time
     
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    Flow meter pictured.

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    Newb73 Valuable Member Partner Member 2018

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    I am actually considering removing the media reactor and running gac in one of my filter socks or getting a filter cup from marine depot.

    One of the most aggrivating maintenance items on my system is the media reactor, which to me....is more trouble than filter socks.
     
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    Agreed. However if i can turn over my entire sysyem volume once an hour at full sterilization dosage ill be happy.

    In my case thats in the 250gph to 275gph range which is exactly within the manufacturers suggest dwell time and range.

    My intake will be just after filter socks and my effluent is going into the return section which is about 30 inches away and pulling 600 to 1,000sh gph so there will be minimal recirculation of treated water in sump.
     
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    Make sure you leave enough pipe between the union and the reducing coupling. In the future you may want expand
     
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