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    MTC MVX Skimmer Review

    Twice I heard kind of a whistle sound and just put the air line into a glass of water to clean it. I never saw a decrease in bubbles though.
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    MTC MVX Skimmer Review

    It's been about six months since my last report so here's an update: no surprises, no change in output or consistency. No random overflowing and no microbubbles.
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    Orphek LED lighting

    Sorry but I don't know much about that stuff. I can say that I recently installed a new router and there were no glitches- program continued to run perfectly as it always has.
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    My fish are weirdos.

    Awesome Anthias you got there. Kole tangs... Saw them snorkeling in Hawaii and they were the meanest of all the tangs, no question. Achilles, Yellows, Orange Shoulder, Convicts, Unicorn, Naso, and about a half dozen other tangs I can't remember the names of- Kole was the most aggressive of all.
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    Alkalinity adjustmenting w/ Ca and kalk Rx's

    Chemistry and math I'm terrible at... I want to gradually lower the alkalinity in my tank but would appreciate the advice on the best way to do it. There's a calcium reactor running about a bubble per second/40ml per minute- that keeps the effluent pH right around 6.5. There's also a kalkwasser...
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    MTC MVX Skimmer Review

    Glad you saw what you were looking for in the video. I've yet to see any microbubbles :)
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    MTC MVX Skimmer Review

    Here's that video: https://vimeo.com/132567459
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    MTC MVX Skimmer Review

    What he said :p I can really only compare it the Reef Octopus and ASM G3 that I owned previously-- the MTC is much quieter. The Danner Mag12 seems like a very quiet pump to me. Ok- I'll stop being lazy and upload a video- warning though-- it's really boring!
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    Picked Up a Couple of New Pieces So Got The Camera Out

    Looks awesome! I'd love to come over and shoot some top-down pics :D
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    MTC MVX Skimmer Review

    I've never owned a Lifereef Skimmer so not fair for me to say one way or another. I know that MTC uses thicker acrylic and I believe the Lifereef skimmer comes with a smaller Mazzei injector. Beyond that all I can tell you is that it's been working perfectly (I mean- 'perfectly') since I got it...
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    MTC MVX Skimmer Review

    I got the Mag12. LowHangingFruit- I'm swamped with work and free time is slim around here. That video was short and boring, all it was was a shot of the skimmer working- doesn't tell you a whole lot. The bubbles are very fine and extremely dense. It's very easy to adjust to make it skim wet or...
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    MTC MVX Skimmer Review

    I'm away from home for a few days- I'll make another video when i get back. There's a review of the skimmer here if you're interested: http://************.com/2015/04/01/marine-technical-concepts-mvx-protein-skimmer-review/
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    MTC MVX Skimmer Review

    No change- still 100% perfect performance.
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    Orphek LED lighting

    The growth has been good overall I guess. Kind of hard to judge since there's such a wide variety but corals that generally grow fast grow fast under this lighting. Overall I'd say growth is good- to very good. I've got a Red Planet Mille that colored up ten times better than when I got it but...
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    Skimmer and Filter Socks

    My old Reef Octopus XS225 would go crazy when I changed filter socks. New (been running 3 months now) MTC doesn't though.
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