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Switched back to the 320 not 380 kedsum pump as both the first and replacement kedsum pumps were extremely loud not the normal unslimed hum but a very loud audible clicking and no hangs inside the pump via the impeller almost like the winding inside was not even or switching correctly causing a studder each rotation that got worse as time went on

First pump I thought mabey to much back pressure killed it however the second pump wide open in a bucket did the same thing only faster

Shame cuz the kedsum 320 I have has been dead silent running non stop for over a year without cleaning it until a few days ago

I run open submerged led type uvc 7 w twin lights one sideways and one up and down both placed in middle of chamber so I have 100 percent contact with the water and really get a high percentage of contact time and the 7w led type are quite powerful as in I have 0 pods or live free floating anything it's enoff uv I melted a non uv resistant carbon bag that was not fun to clean up still finding pieces ever now and again a year later

So the chamber and transparent return tube stay clean

Anyway during the switch to the 550 I realized when I replaced the tubing with a larger diameter which did increase flow alot I left the original 90 degree fitting in and during the switch I started thinking about it and how much it might be restricting flow

so yesterday I got some new hose cut a longer piece and made it direct connect from pump to the pass threw in the wall for the return and holy crap was that the main restriction

The pump is now running at least twice a much pressure now and really getting fantastic rnd flow yhrewout the tank I'd say more flow then the original 240 and a 660 WaveMaker definitely more movement and I have yet to find a dead spot

So anyone else out there that may be following along with a 32 bio cube if u want more flow from the pump upgrade it or not remove the original hose and the 90 degree fitting and run a slightly larger hose straight from the pump to where the 90 fit originally and if positioned right the hose is a nice soft curve
 
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Pics of test 1 and 2 and 3 of coral placement I did alot of research into the interaction between difrent coral and so far all has went well the plays and montie are getting along just fine the richordias and plays are also getting along just fine and the candy cane and Duncan are killing back the clove polyps keeping them mostly on the back wall everything is passed off right now cuz of the daily peroxide treatment for cyno I have to do otherwise it comes back and no it's not a water quality issue it never is when I have cyno or is it flow related cyno is just one of those things iv never in 10 years been able to get rid of completely only keep it in check via peroxide 1/2 tsp per day in about 25 gallons of water keeps it located only in the lighted refugium
I'm pretty sure the cyno is due to the house lights in the kitchen being to bright and giving the cyno the right spectrum to thrive but I love to cook and I need my 65k light bright in the kitchen and where the tank is at is the only place in the house it can go
 

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Ya mine is mixed iv got sps LPS and softys

Sps is of the montipora family iv got 3 difrent types a full plate a plating and spiky one and then the finger growing size branching one

LPS is a candy cane and a Duncan no room for any other as the tenticals can get to long so I stuck to the short guys

Then iv got palys richordias zoas and cloves
 
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