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What ortho company you work for? I’m from a small town Warsaw IN, “ ortho capital”. a Lot of friends and family with zimmer/depuy
Haha I'm definitely familiar with Warsaw, IN, small world. A lot of my buddies work for Zimmer Biomet. I was with Exactech mainly, but I did some work for Biomet before that. I've since switched over to Cardiac, but I always loved Ortho.
 
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I see you've got just the one Nero on your tank. Is it giving enough flow across the tank? I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to use. My initial thought was a pair of Octo Pulse 2's on the back and angled inward toward the front center. I've also considered a Maxspect 330 which wouldn't be an issue since the glass is 3/8".
 
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I see you've got just the one Nero on your tank. Is it giving enough flow across the tank? I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to use. My initial thought was a pair of Octo Pulse 2's on the back and angled inward toward the front center. I've also considered a Maxspect 330 which wouldn't be an issue since the glass is 3/8".
That was the new one I purchased and felt like it’s definitely not enough. While the Nero flow could reach the other end, I feel like there were too many dead spots or low flow areas. Once I transferred everything from my old tank I put the 2nd Nero in and feel it’s much better with two. I currently have them set across from each other but one towards the back and the other towards the front creating a sort of circular current. I’ve been playing around with them though and trying to figure out what’s going to give me the best flow options.
 

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I'm really hoping the Reef Octopus Blade comes out soon. I love the idea of being able to run the two separately but on one controller. This way I could put each side on the back corner blowing forward or even angle them 45 degrees near the top.
 
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I'm really hoping the Reef Octopus Blade comes out soon. I love the idea of being able to run the two separately but on one controller. This way I could put each side on the back corner blowing forward or even angle them 45 degrees near the top.
That'll be cool, I like those gyre style pumps. If I didn't already have the Nero from my old tank I may have gone with something like that. I saw Red Sea has some coming out as well.
 
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I've changed the aquascape around to add some more caves and I feel this gives me better flow on the left side as I was noticing some dead spots in that corner. I'm gonna grab a top down shot so you can see the depth a little bit better. Please ignore the window glare, I'll get some clearer shots when its dark out.
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That'll be cool, I like those gyre style pumps. If I didn't already have the Nero from my old tank I may have gone with something like that. I saw Red Sea has some coming out as well.
I'm really wanting to see the Blade in real tanks. What is peaking my interest is that you can split it into two separate units...one for each side of the tank.
 
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I'm really wanting to see the Blade in real tanks. What is peaking my interest is that you can split it into two separate units...one for each side of the tank.
Yea that’s awesome. Especially because they’re smaller units, you can probably make some really cool flow patterns with a few scattered around the tank
 

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I’m obsessed with this tank but don’t like that’s it’s not functional for sps and acros.
 
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