Yes, I agree I am thinking to keep the current pump as back up. Also the hose do not has as much impact on the flow as the PVC.I just don’t want to cut the hose in case I ever decide to use the stock return I won’t have that option if the click hose fitting is cut off.
On the S650 the main pump is not powerful enough (without having a major effect on return flow) to attach anything to the extra (long) manifold at the rear of the tank
I think Red Sea actually recommend that you do NOT run water to the Chiller via the manifold on an S-650.
So the unverified flow numbers are in. 350-400 gph though the line with the stock pump.
Additional head pressure from:Flow goes pump>silicone tubing>2" UV unit>silicone tubing>barbfitting>thread to slip>union>sensor>stock Red Sea Manifold>VCA 2 outlet random flow generator.The pump barn fittings still have the 1/2" portions on them.*Edit:I do not know the age of the return pump and its parts. *I haven't completed the math for what my head loss should be.I want to recheck my electrical connections and make sure they aren't loose.
I might try a Varios8 or taking the UV out of line to see what happens to my numbers.
Congrats!!I am looking at buying a S-650 Max second-hand. It is the older style with T5 lighting. Has actually never been used believe it or not! Do any of you know if the RSK 900 skimmer will fit in this older style sump? Red Sea website says that RSK 900 will fit in the reactor chamber for the newer 650, but wondering if the answer would be different for the older style. Thanks!
Thanks for your reply! I was thinking of keeping the t5s and spending money on a better skimmer and doser etc. Are you saying to 10xT5 would be great for SPS or only if I somehow retrofit with additional LEDs?Congrats!!
Never been used!!
Looks like the new ones come with the 900
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And the sump chamber sizes have stayed the same. They just added a filter sock piece where the down pipes come down.
You can still use that part of the manifold that fed the old C-Skim, to push reactors.
If you take it led, keep that 10 bulb t5 canopy. You can grow any acro in any spot of that tank with that canopy.
That 10 bulb t5 canopy is all you'll need to grow any coral that you want.Thanks for your reply! I was thinking of keeping the t5s and spending money on a better skimmer and doser etc. Are you saying to 10xT5 would be great for SPS or only if I somehow retrofit with additional LEDs?
It's been up and down as always in this hobby. Fought algae sprawl with success, but everything is back to normal. Dealing with dossing pumps not dossing sometimes ;(. Setup RedSea 250 for my wife and slowly starting to stack up. Trying to switch from Nopox to bio-pellets reactor. Otherwise, having bunch of fun.Ivan,
Thanks for the incite.
Have you been doing well?
You could by moving up to a Sicce ADV9000 pump but I would recommend a pump rated for the gph of the chiller or a dc controllable one. It is easier than trying to get the flow settings correct and there is a possibility of the larger pump still being too much for the display.I have a RedSea Max S-650 that I wish to add a chiller. I have read that it is recommended not to plumb it off of the manifold like the smaller tanks as the “pump is not strong enough”. Could I just install a larger pump and then be able to plumb off the manifold?