Leemar Starphire 290

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  1. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

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


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    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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    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

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    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

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


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    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 ?
     
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    Yes, they changed the controllable technology.
     
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    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.
     
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    I am also checking out the new Rossmont 3500.
    Not controllable, but good specs, and two choices on flow width.
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    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

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

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

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    Thank you very much.
     
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    and the frogspawn still growing strong lol..
     
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  16. Wlachnit

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    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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    There’s enough in that tank to go around 2-3 times
     
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    Thanks Will. That would be great.


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    Is the elegance doing ok?
     
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    That elegance is the bomb diggity!!!
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