Sc aquariums pnp systems

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  1. shanephillips

    shanephillips Plankton

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    Hello all iam going to be ordering the 66 gallon starfire pnp system in a few weeks from sc and i would like to get as much info as possible thanks!
     
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  3. Pickupman66

    Pickupman66 Tassled File Fish

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    Shane,

    while I cannot speak of the stands and sump, I can speak on their tank and skimmer. I have the 66 gallon rimless tank. I am completely satisfied with the tank. the glass was gorgeous. the silicone is a nice round bead on the inside and is not spread off onto the glass like other beads.

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    it Looks fantastic. the ONLY headache I had was with the return line outputs. the threads on them were a little small and I have had issues threadding it in but after leaving a little slack, they work well. I dont like the wide ends on them because they can trap algae inside if your pump sucks up some yuck from the sump (like a chunk of hair algae from my integrated fuge). the Bulkheads are metric i believe but I was able to glue in a small piece of 1/2" pipe into the return bulkhead and a 1" pipe into the drain. just used heavy PVC glue.

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    as for the Skimmer, I opted for the SCA-302. it was rated for 180 gallons but I chose it because it was shorter tan the 301 or 303. once dialed in, it produces a super stinky nasty funkness that rivals my former Super Reef Octopus 3000. the pump is fairly quiet and the air suction made more noise than the pump. so i made a sliencer out of a pill bottle and a cotton ball. worked perfectly. I have to clean it abot every 5 days but could make it longer if I ran it a bit drier. it is pretty sensitive to anything that gets in your water. I accidentally spilled some PH calibration solution in my sump and the skimmer went crazy for a bit then calmed down. If I had it drain into a larger container that would be better. materials and craftsmanship were top notch.

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    I dont know the return pump used in their PUP system but I use a Jebao DC6000 and it is MORE than enough pump for my tank.

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    lastly I did manage to chip one of the edges with a glass jar. it was my carelessness but i still chipped it. Their Customer service is Awesome and Phillip up there is a great guy. he offered to replace my tank at cost (chip like mine not covered under warranty)
     
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  4. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Really great write up pickup man. I'm in the process of putting together a 120 PNP. The plumbing seems to be all metric. I went through and replaced all their plumbing. From dorso drain to return. I wanted to be able to replace anything with standard parts. The only thing that isn't quite right is the pressure side of the return pump is metric. I went with flexible tubing that would adapt to both the pump side and return plumbing side. I would suggest asking if they have standard plumbing parts vs. metric. Other than that, the tank and cabinet seem to be very well built. Ditto on Philip. Great guy to work with.