My new Hopefully Majestic SPS Reef Build, (290g)

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By Friday last week, all the plumbing was done and cured for 24h. Decided to do a leak test on Saturday night and at the same time check how the overflow system and return lines work.

Filled her up and boom, leaks on all 3 overflow returns, including emergency line. Turned out, it just needed more thread tape by the bulkheads. Tested thereafter for 24h and all is clear.

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From Tuesday night, I decided to start mounting the tunze 6255. I do have 6. Still have to clean up wires inside the tank but we getting somewhere at least

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Bare bottom tank so i can crank them right up. Same layout on both sides. What do you guys think. 5 small islands in the middle of tank only
 
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Looks great. Can you explain the square loop on the return Line. Never saw this style of plumbing before?
Thanks, on the square loop i have my ghl flow meter. It uses 25mm pipe and my main return lines are 32mm. So I created a bypass so when water returns it goes 32mm into 2 x 25mm pipes and returns back into 32mm. I hopefully don’t loose any flow or rather it maybe a minimal loss.
 

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