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View Poll Results: X-Aqua's or Weir?

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  • X-Aqua in/outs

    46 37.70%
  • Weir with twin standpipe

    64 52.46%
  • Overflow Box

    5 4.10%
  • Other

    9 7.38%
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Thread: X-Aqua or Weir?

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  1. X-Aqua or Weir? 
    #1
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    Ive been given the go ahead for a new tank and keep changing my mind about its set-up.

    Should i go for X-aqua in/outs or a weir with twin standpipe?

    Quietness, ease of setup and maintenance is the priority as i go away with work and the wife dosnt want anything that may go 'wrong'.

    Id also like to maximise tank space (good thing about x-aquas). Im aware that far more people have weirs than x-aquas so im expecting the results to be scewed slightly....

    Now then.......T5's, radions or AI sols....
     

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    Hi

    I had a external weir on my nano, As you say maximizing tank space.
    But on my new build i have gone for xaqua, And Radions!!
     

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    My xaqua is fantastic, took a few days of getting the noise to settle, had to move about the larger ( water to sump) pipe..
    TOMS 30x30x24 DIY CUBE, fitted with G2 Radion http://www.ultimatereef.net/forums/s...d.php?t=618147 now closed ....


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    weir with twin stand pipe is far more versatile and i would imagine alot quieter



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    having owned an xaqua i would strongly recommend a standard weir with a twin standpipe. the twin will be silent, and with twice the overflow pipes, a much lower chance of flooding
     

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    I've supplied loads of systems utilising X-aquas with just the one client saying it was noisy, after retrieving the system and running it for a week next to my sofa in the lounge, I could find no fault, it's very quiet.

    The fix?... No idea, didn't even have the exit going through a filter sock !
     

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    Vertex Illumina?
    I said never again.......again......
    http://www.ultimatereef.net/forums/s...d.php?t=677848
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo83 View Post
    Vertex Illumina?
    Erm....... How does that get water to the sump?

    If your refering to the lighting quandry which obviously you are, i did look at them but they are outrageously priced. £1500 for a 3ft standard model and £2K for the 260 series it is way out my price range.
     

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    Ultra-thin weir - the benefits of a twin pipe system without the intrusion of a box type weir.

    John
     

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    How about an external weir with twin standpipes, IMO looks better than x aquas
     

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