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  1. ksfulk

    ksfulk Grow sticks, grow!!! R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Yeah... not sure how to explain this without a picture though, but I'll give it a shot. Before I got the drop adapter, I was using a threaded adapter wrapped in teflon tape for the return nozzle. I had this nozzle (black line) pointed "up", then it attached to a 'Y' splitter (Grey line) and each split had three locline segements (blue lines) on them before ending in a RFG nozzle (green). Since the return nozzle was point up and I wanted the RFG nozzles to point towards the surface of the water (for aeration/agitation), the locline didnt have enough articulation to get the nozzles deep enough to not suck in air. Adding another section allowed the lines to pivot enough so the nozzles were far enough below the water line to not suck air. Hopefully that made sense out in the world, rather than just in my head :confused:

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  2. Leyth

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    Yea, that makes sense. Well I think my turnover rate is 26x my display volume with these powerheads and not including the return pump. That is pretty low to begin with right?

    Also, how do you add sand into an established tank? I think your idea of putting another layer of sand is a good one and I'd like to look into it as well.
     
  3. Shelbytwp123

    Shelbytwp123 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    Guys I need your opinion on this one. I have RSR 350 and I am looking to go hybrid with my 2 AI Primes so question is would this work in your opinion Screenshot_20171102-145416.png
    In 36" version
     
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    kinetic Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    26x isn't bad, but my last sps tank was 60x turnover without much problem. I'm currently around 40x including return.

    For sand, just get dry dead sand, rinse it out like crazy, let dry for a day if you're using tap, then rinse again with some RO/DI and add to the tank. Shouldn't hurt a thing.
     
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    Leyth Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Cool, thanks for the info!
     
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    I have a 170 with the BMC5 and have it sitting on the sump floor. That puts it at about 8".
     
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  7. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Reef Squad Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    kinetic Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    You always find a way to out do yourself broadfield! I like that alot
     
  10. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Reef Squad Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Very nice sir!... I love shooting white on white. I hate trying to shoot my black stand lol.

    Thank you, I appreciate that. It worked out better than I had hoped... and that never happens lol. I wasn't sure how much the smoked acrylic would hide when the stand lights were off. I was afraid the white sump would still show through a little... it doesn't at all!
     
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    Does anyone know if the new triton 34 sump by trigger will fit in the reefer 350 or 450?
     
  12. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Reef Squad Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Definitely will not fit in the 350 stand.... far too long. It will fit in the 450 nicely though. But the drains are on the wrong end... so you will need to either flip the sump and have the dosing lines at the front or leave it and run the drains all of the way over to the left side of the cabinet.
     
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    Shelbytwp123 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    So this Triton method ... Can it be run with our standard sumps and refugium mods made on the ATO container?
     
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    Pretty awesome. You've got some skills. If you're ever in NC, I'll take you in for a week or so for a reef makeover, and i don't even have my system fully set up yet. Free food and drink!! Free lodging!
     
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  15. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Reef Squad Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Definitely not by using the ATO container. For the 350, you would want a refugium section of roughly 7.5 to 15 gallons. The ATO on the 350 is only 2.5 gallons. If you used the entire skimmer section as your refugium, then it would be fine at 9 gallons.... but then you wouldn't have a spot for your skimmer. It's just not designed for it... as you wouldn't run filter socks using the Triton Method either. So the filter sock section is taking up some space.
     
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    O well Aqua forest it is than
     
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    kinetic Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Yeah I feel you. My last tank had a dark/cherry stand, and it was just too difficult to shoot. This time around, had to be white. I even got the AI Hydra 52 HD+ because it was white, and was just lucky that it performs well.

    I wish there was a peninsula tank in the 24 - 36" range for me, so I could really get a clear through shot without the huge black overflow in the middle. Maybe I'll win the @Red Sea 500 peninsula tank when the partner member drawing happens ;)
     
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    Not gonna happen- I'm destined to win
     
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    kinetic Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Destined!? now you tell me. My hopes were so high ;)
     
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    I am using just over half the skimmer section and a modified ATO refugium. Triton core 7 is working for me.
     
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