Ollie's EA Reef 1200s upgrade

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So the time has arrived for an upgrade.
I joke with the LFS that Im allowed a foot of length upgrade every year or so.
Starting with my humble 1ft cube, then a 2ft cube, the current Clearseal 900 3ft. Now it's time for the 4ft EA Reef 1200s.

The attributes that got this one past the boss was the ability to get the cabinet in a light pure concrete finish. This matches the recent front room redecorating, purchasing a concrete style tv cabinet and coffee table.
Also the extra foot gives room for all the controllers and dosing equipment to be housed it the cabinet. Hoping for a nice clean setup. Good times.

I collected the tank from my LFS yesterday, carefully got it home and was greeted by this wonderful sight once I removed the protective packing.


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Reply #1

Not good they should easily exchange it though :)

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Reply #2

 :scared:  :damn:  :S

No bother, messaged the retailer who was very apologetic.
I returned the tank and sump and am expecting a replacement on Tuesday or Wednesday.

This gives me a little more time to source the remaining kit required for the upgrade, plus to soak and scape the new reef bones rock.

Annoying none the less, but a lot simpler than an equivalent issue with an online purchase I'd imagine.

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Reply #3

This is my idea for the scape, may change once I start cementing it all together.

Trying to maximise flow and coral space for an SPS dominated setup.


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Reply #4

Brace yourself for a HUGE amount of leaching I would personally soak them and cycle in a bin out of the tank

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Reply #5

Any recommendations for a 4-6000lph return pump before I pull the trigger to the Jebao DCT 6000?
My DC 3000 has been faultless in use and the ecotech m1 at £300 seems like overkill for features I won't use.

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Reply #6

I currently run Ehime and been spot on that reminds me need to pull them out and clean them not done it for 6 months

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Reply #7

I've got the reef bones in buckets running with a reactor with phosphate remover.
I run the full Zeovit system so expect that to love the available phosphates and initial inevitable nitrates from the changeover.

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Reply #8

Is the Ehime DC or AC? Looking for a DC pump for the efficiency advantage. Controllable is a must to fine tune the flow for the twin Ocean Life overflows.

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Reply #9

Mine are AC I'd you want control then Jecod/Jaebo :)

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Reply #10

Cool, thought as much, nothing can touch them for price and availability.

Will investigate closed loops and such with the next tank, won't be for a far while but want a ultimate setup inbuilt with hard pipes to a plant room etc.

Need to buy a house first...

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Reply #11

Jecod dcs7000 is good i have had mine since November no problems n HK_Fuey has just recently got one too

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Reply #12

Cool. Looks like a newer version of the DCT. A little cheaper too :)


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Reply #13

Ordered, thanks guys

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Reply #14

Time to Scape!

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