Leemar Starphire 290

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Kmooresf, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Thanks, getting better with the camera, but lot's to learn.

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  2. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    I like that idea of 2 on the back wall.
    With my setup, I have no "easy" way to get access for a magnet, but nothing is impossible.

    What level? Pretty close to max flow? Random?

    I have 2 x 6125 + 1 x Koralia + 1 RW8 now. Not enough flow, and only partially controllable. So am looking for a pretty major upgrade.
    The 6255 is certainly interesting, especially with the large propeller.
    Considering Neptune WAV also.

    My tank is 88x28x24, so similar size.
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  3. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    When you find yourself driving to Hayward with nothing to do stop by. Id like you to shoot some of my corals
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  4. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Lot's of good options out there. I think I upgraded the magnet on the two pumps on the back wall, just to make sure they stay put. I'll have to check out the WAV. Not familiar with it.

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  5. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    We drop down to AC often. I just have to remember to grab the camera.

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  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I wasnt impressed with the Stream 3 from the video I saw looked a lot like that Rio Polario(??)

    6255? did they discontinue the 6205 and 6305 pumps ?
  7. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Yes, they changed the controllable technology.
  8. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Yes, I updated magnet as well. (Works, but why I have to spend $50 extra.... Grr)

    WAV seems to have a tighter flow. Good/Bad.
    The key thing is it is controllable from Apex. Nice, plus it means you get an alert when it stops.
  9. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    I am also checking out the new Rossmont 3500.
    Not controllable, but good specs, and two choices on flow width.
  10. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    The good thing about the WAVs besides being able to be notified when they fail, Apex actually shows you rpm and temp of the pump in real time (+whatever delay there is between Apex, Fusion server then back to you). So you can tell when the unit is struggling and maybe a sign it needs some attention. This should prevent an actual failure by letting you have an advanced warning something is wrong.

    But I do agree that they are a little narrow in flow.

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  11. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Having the WAV controllable is pretty important to me. First off, it was super easy to set up and program the kind of flow I wanted throughout the day. Secondly, I have them automatically turn down to 1% when I feed.
  12. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I liked those Rossmont pumps I saw at MACNA, AC pumps that are absolutely tiny compared to pumps that put out similar GPH flow rates, and if you want them controllable you can (but only 2 at a time)
  13. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Awesome tank....love your livestock collection!
  14. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Thank you very much.
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  15. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    and the frogspawn still growing strong lol..
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  16. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    After seeing this tank in person....I now realize how absolutely beautiful this tank and how magnificent these corals really are. And, a great setup all the way around. Happy to take some of the corals and share with the club when you rescape and prune these giants.
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  17. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    There’s enough in that tank to go around 2-3 times
  18. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Thanks Will. That would be great.

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  19. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Is the elegance doing ok?
  20. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    That elegance is the bomb diggity!!!

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