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Built myself a control board. Came out pretty good!!
lights will be in tomorrow, moving right along!
gotta clean that sump too haha.
 

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Tank looks awesome man. My 110.4 gets here sometime in July. I was thinking 2 MP10's would be enough so I'm curious what you're running your MP40's at?
 

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Looks spot on, the aquascape is great, how have you found the filter sock cleaning, doing my research its hit and miss on how people adopt a cleaning routine.. I've not started the build of my 110.4. I'm thinking about a filter roller in place of the filter socks, not sure if anyone has gone down this route or not ?
 
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Tank looks awesome man. My 110.4 gets here sometime in July. I was thinking 2 MP10's would be enough so I'm curious what you're running your MP40's at?
My 40s are controlled through my Apex and they are running on anti-sync the control power head maxs out around 80% while the other runs on 65% of the control head.
you would probably be fine with 2 mp10 depending on what you goal is with the tank, im going for a SPS dominate tank so i wanted a ton of flow. I have almost too much flow lol. Even 1 mp40 would probably be enough
 
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Looks spot on, the aquascape is great, how have you found the filter sock cleaning, doing my research its hit and miss on how people adopt a cleaning routine.. I've not started the build of my 110.4. I'm thinking about a filter roller in place of the filter socks, not sure if anyone has gone down this route or not ?
I change the rear sock every couple days, move the front to the back and place a new one in the front. I just flip mine inside out and throw them on the washer machine. They come out nice and clean. Rollers are great but can be expensive. I find it easier just to change the socks
 

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Tank looks awesome man. My 110.4 gets here sometime in July. I was thinking 2 MP10's would be enough so I'm curious what you're running your MP40's at?
Mine run at 15% right now which seems to be the sweet spot for keeping the sand in place but still good flow. I have read the MP10s don't work for M-x 110.4 due to glass thickness.
 

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My 40s are controlled through my Apex and they are running on de-sync the control power head maxs out around 80% while the other runs on 65% of the control head.
you would probably be fine with 2 mp10 depending on what you goal is with the tank, im going for a SPS dominate tank so i wanted a ton of flow. I have almost too much flow lol. Even 1 mp40 would probably be enough
I appreciate that. I'm a beginner so won't be getting into the more challenging corals until later on. Having said that, I may look into swapping out the 10's for 40's. Thanks!
 

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Mine run at 15% right now which seems to be the sweet spot for keeping the sand in place but still good flow. I have read the MP10s don't work for M-x 110.4 due to glass thickness.
I appreciate that. I haven't opened the boxes yet since my tank isn't here and if that is the case, hopefully I can just bring them back and upgrade.
 

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I appreciate that. I haven't opened the boxes yet since my tank isn't here and if that is the case, hopefully I can just bring them back and upgrade.
Confirmed that the MP-10 maxes out at 9.5 mm and the 110.4 is 12 mm. The first mistake of many I will make I'm sure! Thanks again for pointing that out.
 
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Mine run at 15% right now which seems to be the sweet spot for keeping the sand in place but still good flow. I have read the MP10s don't work for M-x 110.4 due to glass thickness.
I've heard the same about the MP10s - right now I have 2 40s on the back of my 110.4. One at 45% and one at 20%.
 

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I've heard the same about the MP10s - right now I have 2 40s on the back of my 110.4. One at 45% and one at 20%.
Thanks guys. I actually swapped my mp10’s for a mp40, heater, controller and have a gift card for the balance. Figured I can get a second 40 as time goes on. Worked out perfectly!
 
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Hi All, Have any of you fitted a UV to the 110 at all, i'm just in the process of putting it all together and thinking of the best access point for a UV in the cabinet?
Would probably fit nicely on the sump side of the cabinet
 

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Looks spot on, the aquascape is great, how have you found the filter sock cleaning, doing my research its hit and miss on how people adopt a cleaning routine.. I've not started the build of my 110.4. I'm thinking about a filter roller in place of the filter socks, not sure if anyone has gone down this route or not ?
I ditched the filter socks in my 110 and replaced it with the 4 inch Klir Roller. So far so good but I’m only about 3 weeks in
 
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I ditched the filter socks in my 110 and replaced it with the 4 inch Klir Roller. So far so good but I’m only about 3 weeks in
Hi..I've read mixed reports on the klir but also not sure about availability here in the UK. Has the move to filler roller been a night/day for quality or only a slight one?
 
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Some photos of how its looking now. Only about a month from being filled with water and a quick cycle.
used live rock from another established system
 

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Hi..I've read mixed reports on the klir but also not sure about availability here in the UK. Has the move to filler roller been a night/day for quality or only a slight one?
I made the move out of convenience. No longer have to clean filter socks every week and I can leave for vacation without worrying about clogged socks or trying to find a person to clean them for me and replace. Water clarity has been the same and since Klir upgraded the motor their track record has improved
 
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