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Old 06/19/2017, 04:42 PM   #276
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as for the return pump i got the Vectra M1 read your thread and had to get one, the skimmer the guy at the LFS told me that i don't need one right away so i might wait a bit, unless you recommend not waiting what skimmer do you have?
also could you recommend me a good heater?


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Old 06/19/2017, 04:45 PM   #277
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also saving money for the ATO


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Old 06/19/2017, 04:55 PM   #278
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as for the return pump i got the Vectra M1 read your thread and had to get one, the skimmer the guy at the LFS told me that i don't need one right away so i might wait a bit, unless you recommend not waiting what skimmer do you have?

also could you recommend me a good heater?


I think you should plan to get a skimmer soon; it's an important bit of equipment. I am running a bubble king mini 160; got one used; they are really expensive new and mine is loud! I would suggest doing a bit of research and find a good skimmer that will not break the bag. The old ac bubble magus curve 5 is supposed to be pretty good. It's important to leave some space in your sump to accommodate the skimmer.
For heaters, I ran a jager 200 but it is bulky and really only fits in one direct in the 250 sump. I swapped them out for two finnex titanium 100w heaters, which can fit in all three chambers in the sump; you can probably get away with a single 100w depending on the ambient temperature in your home. You may also want to think about getting a cheap gfo reactor; it may come in handy on the early days if you are using uncured dry rock, which will put out a lot phosphates.


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Old 06/19/2017, 04:58 PM   #279
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i am buying all live rock and live sand ill definitely look into getting that heater!!


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Old 06/19/2017, 05:04 PM   #280
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i was looking at the Reef Octopus Classic 110INT 4” Internal Protein Skimmer what do you think about that?


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Old 06/19/2017, 05:09 PM   #281
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what is a GFO reactor?


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Old 06/19/2017, 05:35 PM   #282
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what is a GFO reactor?


Phosban 150 or something similar to run GFO media which absorbs phosphates in the water column


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Old 06/19/2017, 05:46 PM   #283
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also what do you think about the stock socks that come with the original set up?


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Old 06/19/2017, 06:46 PM   #284
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also what do you think about the stock socks that come with the original set up?


I use them; try to buy a bunch of them if you get a chance. Check our pelphrey's thread; he uses a modified sock


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Old 06/19/2017, 07:08 PM   #285
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perfect definitely will do thank you!!


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Old 06/19/2017, 07:43 PM   #286
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I use a BRS felt sock, I cut the plastic ring off and it will fit. I use those in the first sock holder, the one closest to the drain since it handles the majority of the flow. I use Red Sea mesh socks in the sock holder closest to the outside of the sump. The vertex socks fit perfectly but they are longer than I like.

I also took a dremel to the black plastic on my sock holder so I can pull the socks out of the top. I don't use the Red Sea ATO. I've done a bunch of videos!

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Old 06/19/2017, 07:49 PM   #287
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pelphrey!!! you and tenure pro are what got me to buy the reefer 250 lol i believe you have a video about the sock thing right? also i love the hard plumbing you did have you changed anything? did it work out? i am planning on doing something like that by any chance do you have a list of the equipment i would need as well as if you would recommend me doing that with the Vector M1 return pump?


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Old 06/19/2017, 08:10 PM   #288
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pelphrey!!! you and tenure pro are what got me to buy the reefer 250 lol i believe you have a video about the sock thing right? also i love the hard plumbing you did have you changed anything? did it work out? i am planning on doing something like that by any chance do you have a list of the equipment i would need as well as if you would recommend me doing that with the Vector M1 return pump?
I've never run that pump, but I can say from experience that ecotech equipment is top notch! I don't want to hijack this thread, I've documented my entire build on my thread and on YouTube. I updated it today with my newest mods.

The Red Sea tanks are second to none. I wish I could have got a bigger one! Haha


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That third light par is crazy!!!!

Right? Big boost!



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