Custom GEO SUMP with NYOS skimmer and Ecotech Vectra M1

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  1. geo

    geo Active Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    I would like to say thank you to David in Fort Worth Texas for the business. I hope you enjoy this custom GEO SU46RD sump with NYOS 220 protein skimmer and two awesome Ecotech Vectra M1 return pumps. This order is plug and play.......!

    If anyone plans on order a sump from us remember we would be happy to plumb the internal return pump for FREE when you also add a Vectra pump to your order.....(email for details)

    Thank you David for your business!
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  2. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    :eek::eek::eek: You guys should add that as an option on the drop down menu for each sump model on your website. That's really cool! Now...I think I might need to order a second sump from you soon. :rolleyes::D
     
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    Tom Blevins Acroholic R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Perdy! :rolleyes:
     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Cyber Monday Sponsor

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    That is just straight up gangsta! LOL!
     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Cyber Monday Sponsor

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    What size system is this going on?
     
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    geo Active Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    240 gallon
     
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  7. geo

    geo Active Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    I have had several people wanting some details about the GEO SU46RD (CUSTOM) above:
    Model: SU46RD with modifications.
    Dims: 46x15x15
    2x canister individually plumbed to each Vectra pump
    2x 1" drains
    1x 1.5" drain in skimmer section (add on)
    2x 3/4" return bulkheads both pumped to one canister
    2x 3/4" true union ball valves
    Plumbing for Vectras
    TOTAL $960
    Stock sump found here: http://www.geosreef.com/product/geo-su46rd/
    Skimmer and Vectras additional.
     
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  8. nova65ss

    nova65ss Valuable Member Reef Tank 365

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    Quick question is it a must to run 2 return pumps if you want to use 2 cannisters. Also I have a 120 with shadow overflow is the m1 big enough or is the l1 what I would need? Thanks
     
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  9. geo

    geo Active Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    nova65ss, no it is not a must to run two canister. In this build the user wanted redundancy incase one pump went out so I put another return bulkhead in. Normally the GEO SU46RD is pre plumbed for both canisters to run from one pump.

    I recommend that 250 gph is reserved for each canister. So in your case with a 120 gallon aquarium I would suggest 1200 gph + 250 + 250 = 1700 gph. So the Ecotech Vectra M1 would be perfect. If you are using the shadow overflow it will work very well with the GEO SU46RD. We can put 3 x 1" drains in which will connect to the Shadow overflow. Let me know if we can help you out. I can make all the Vectra plumbing connections inside the GEO SU46RD for FREE when you purchase the Vectra and GEO sump from us.
     
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    Fantastic stuff here, I only wish I knew about you guys when I started. One day!
     
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    nova65ss Valuable Member Reef Tank 365

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    Thanks I am trying to sell an old light as soon as its gone I will be ordering hopefully in a week or two.
     
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    Will the Vectra's variable speeds / modes play havoc with tuning the feeds to the canisters (carbon & GFO)?

    My tank is 180 gallons... will the Vectra L1 provide enough flow for my tank?
     
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    geo Active Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    That is an excellent question. I would normally say yes but on this particular build the customer wanted pumps that could be monitored online and would not be using the different flow modes. Other then running carbon I would be concerned with other medias such as GFO and bio-pellets when running variable speeds.

    At a max of 3100 gph, generally speaking it would be pleanty of power for return flow. Additional powerheads may be needed depending on how the return flow plumbing is designed to enter the display. If you are able to plumb with multiple return ports you may get away with 0-2 power heads. You also need to factor in your rock work and how water flow will move throughout the reef.
     
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    Just to understand.... If I were to order the SU46RD with a Vectra L1. It would be best to run the L1 in a continuous flow mode so the GFO canister stays in tune. Correct?
     
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    geo Active Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    Yes that is correct.
     
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    Ok_cowboy1 Active Member R2R Supporter

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    I am looking at having a sump built for my 220 gallon tank!
     
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    geo Active Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    We would love to build it. Let us know. I will be posting some more of our recent custom builds next week in our forum.
     
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    Ok_cowboy1 Active Member R2R Supporter

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    What would one cost me. Not sure how big I want to go with 220 tank as I'm new to the hobby, but relying on my lfs for a lot of help. I want it turn key basically.
     
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    geo Active Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    geo Active Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    You don't need a custom build one of our production line sumps would be perfect. Our 46" R series would work very well for a 220. Take a look at the specs and let me know what questions you may have.
    http://www.geosreef.com/product/geo-su46rd/
     
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