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Nice! I like the setting up more than the maintaining too I think.
I LOVE IT!!! its a 28 gallon jbj nano cube AIO... never had one... so im trying to figure out how I wanna set this up... wanna make this as easy as possible without spending a whole lot luckily I still have the ATO running through the wall behind it... glad I didnt rip it out... This will be fairly easy since I pretty much have everything besides a few fittings that are missing... so far; paid $82, thats for the tank and stand... and a 1/2 slip to barb fitting for the other pump to run... gonna start with 2 rio+ 600s I have lying around to see how the flow is with those... that will be 400gph... Had a spare xr15 arm... gonna use a g3 xr15pro for the lighting... not too stoked in th stand... its got water damage and kinda falling apart... so im trying to figure out what I wanna do first obviously before I start...
 
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Nice! I like the setting up more than the maintaining too I think.
I wanna get dual VCA Random flow generators... I read a post where you were thinking of getting these on a tank this size... those work out for you? Im worried 200gph pumps wont be enough for these especially with that 90 degree elbow connecting the pump to the return outlet... also how do they fit if I have a slip on pvc piece on the jbj?

 
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I went from 250 GPH to 300 GPH then about 350 GPH and saw a flow improvement every time.
What did you ultimately stop at gph wise? Im thinking about either dual jebao dcp1200 or mj1200s, but thats more money... was hoping to try and do this with mostly stuff I had already...
 
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Was looking into getting two of these as well for flow, but not sure how well the water level in the sump will fluctuate with having 800gph + two of these flow pumps as well... I like the fact that they can be synced up wirelessly and they are only 3” big, so will be easy to hide, but once again, more money involved...
Im hoping to get the RFGs at RAP... they usually sell those cheaper there at the VCA booth... cant believe its $50 online for two RFGs & two 19mm adapters, YIKES!!!
 

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What did you ultimately stop at gph wise? Im thinking about either dual jebao dcp1200 or mj1200s, but thats more money... was hoping to try and do this with mostly stuff I had already...
I went from two power heads to a split Sicce Syncra 3.0. 714 GPH (split, plus head loss, probably a little less than 350 GPH). Optimum is 300-450 GPH for the 1/2” RFGs I use per VCA
 
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I went from two power heads to a split Sicce Syncra 3.0. 714 GPH (split, plus head loss, probably a little less than 350 GPH). Optimum is 300-450 GPH for the 1/2” RFGs I use per VCA
How the heck did you fit that pump in that small chamber?
 

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How the heck did you fit that pump in that small chamber?
It just fits. The chambers in the JBJ 45 Flat panel are pretty wide. I can even get it in and out without removing the ATO sensor if I slide it a little to the right.
 
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Put this little 6 gallon nano together today after work... super nice when you have all the parts and equipment already... slapped together in 2.5hrs... love it right next to my bed... not sure what Im gonna put in it yet...

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