Matt's Elos 120xl

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  1. Jerel

    Jerel Active Member

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    Looks like i'll have to add a ball valve as @d2mini has suggested too! My Midi stands in my bedroom... Noise surely is not welcoming.

    Lookin' good :) I need to catch up.. Ha!
     
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    chefjpaul Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Looks great man!

    I hard plumbed my elos. Quiet
     
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    It's looking good. Keep up the good work.
     
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    Haha thanks mate.

    Yea I definitely recommend it. I was pulling my hair out for a while! Haha
    I do expect it to quiet down further as drains seem to do when they get that nice slime coat lol.
    The problem I think is elos has solved the issue of the overflow being noisy but haven't addressed the issue of air and water in the drain pipe at high flows.
    But with the ball valve it does solve the problem.
    For what it's worth the 120xl with quiet drain is far far more quiet than the old elos mini sitting next to it.
    And the quietdrive MP10 is louder than the 120xl's drain. :)
     
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    Thanks mate!
    Yea I've gone through your thread a couple times! :D
    The issue I think is the amount of flow with these new drains, they are capable to drain a massive amount but all that water pulls in air. My Elos SF11000 set at anything over 15% was crazy loud without the ball valve.
    In comparison my older elos mini (although with a much smaller drain) can run only about 300Lh to be quiet.
     
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    That looks really nice, great job!
     
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    Mattres Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you! :)
     
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    Mattres Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks! Hopefully the display will soon start to look nice as well :)
     
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    Have you thought about stacking the siporax in a eggcrate basket? I did that with mine and can imagine it gets quite a bit more flow through it.
     
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    I have but I'm actually not sure where to get eggcrate around here! Haha
    I haven't looked into it much so it's on the to do list.

    Did you find it took up more or less room stacked?

    This is it at the moment, I've got another 2 liters that will fit in there I reckon.
    Stacking it would definelty appeal to my OCD side! Haha

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    Saaweeeeet! I have an Elos 120XL as well but with the old sump design. The new one looks like a nice upgrade. I just wish the sumps were bigger to better accommodate the available cabinet footprint. I can't wait to see your thriving piece of the reef. Absolutely following your journey. Best of luck and have fun!
     
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    I got almost 10L into my sump stacking them. Makes cleaning it very easy too, when I do a water change or deep clean my sump I can just pull it out, put it in my old tank water and shake it out.

    Elos club represent!

     
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    Congrats Matt nice tank, tagging along to see your setup in process
     
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    Mattres Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Nice! I'll have to check yours out!
    yea the depth allows room for a big sump. If it's not filled though at least it allows room for other stuff lol. Thanks for following!
     
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    Okay nice, i'll definitely look into stacking them, i imagine it will be therapeutic to painstakingly stack them all! Haha :p

    Hmm Elos club... that sounds like something that needs to happen!
    Maybe an Elos Club thread!
     
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    Man I love how clean that setup is!
     
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    Mattres Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks for tagging along mate!
    What year/model STI do you have?
     
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    Thank you! I've been planning this in my head for a long time so it's really nice to see it become a reality!
     
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    Lets make it happen! I also noticed it seems to be a trend that a lot of elos tanks seem to have guiesmann fixtures.
     
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    Yes! I might start one in the next day or two if there isn't one.
    Yea your right, all the Giesemann fixtures look really nice, basically their sexy lol
    So they go well with an Elos.
     
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