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  1. gettaReef

    gettaReef Well-Known Member

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    Very nice system, corals look healthy, happy and bright! Do you have all the water being returned via Vectra pump from your sump to display go through the UV sterilizer? I thought UV requires a slow flow rate? I'm asking bc I just recently purchased a Emperor Aquatics 25watt UV sterilizer for my 93gal system and am looking/researching ideas on how to plumb it
     

  2. s2nhle

    s2nhle Well-Known Member

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    Wow, very awesome.
     
  3. nbagnardi

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    yeah, but this is a 57 watt so it has a bigger, stronger bulb which requires less contact time. its dialed down enough to be effective but still provide a decent turnover. i was going to buy a smaller unit myself cause lets face it... they're not cheap! but did some research and decided to buy once instead of twice. you can always plumb a ball valve to get the flow rate you need too. theres tons of build pics and threads on here and the interweb
     
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    This is under my 75gal. There's a 20gal sump, 7gal ATO storage container, dosing pump, media reactor and UV tucked in there.
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    Can you please come plumb mine, looks great!
     
  6. badbowtie12

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    This is the sump under my 150 Gallon Mixed Reef.
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    very clean system.
     
  8. Reefmon

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    Oh yea! So dreadful ...
     
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  9. Mike Russ

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    Man..that's sweet, is that a uv sterilizer on the end? What kind is it?
     
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    @badbowtie12
    Trying to learn/plan
    Say that this is how the water flows in your sump??
    There are a few question marks i.e. What is the point of that empty space @ F?

    Thanks

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  11. nyfishkid87

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    Thank you very much. Yes it's a uv. It's called pondmaster 40 watt uv. Works wonders. My initial buy was emperor aquatics then aqua uv, but the both were too big for my stand lol. I settled with these, and no regrets so far.
     
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    Awesome. I love it. Drooling over here lol.
     
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    Took some better pics IMG_4426.JPG IMG_4427.JPG IMG_4430.JPG
     
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    Wow, very awesome. Red and white.
     
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    Here is my sump. I have room left underneath and have since added a brs GFO and carbon reactor. The calcium reactor (still not installed sits next to the stand. 13-2016-07-20 922.jpg
     
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    s2nhle Well-Known Member

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    I love the fish that are swimming above the tank
     
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    More please...
     
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    2A8F1486-F125-428D-A610-B7D524BB48F0.jpeg The heart of my sps system ✌️
     
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