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Azur

Ahh man that sucks. Can you stick the broken piece elsewhere? Glad you got the wavemaker quietened down, a dab of silicone grease often helps too 🙂

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karisma
19 minutes ago, Azur said:

Ahh man that sucks. Can you stick the broken piece elsewhere? Glad you got the wavemaker quietened down, a dab of silicone grease often helps too 🙂

I could mount the broken piece of monti somewhere but i think im going to give it to a buddy as a frag. I am happy the pump is quiet now too. Silicone grease is reef safe?  

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Ratvan
1 hour ago, karisma said:

Broke my monti cap while trying to adjust the pump. So pissed!

 

 

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Thats my experience with Monti's as well, at least you now have a spare frag to trade away 🤷‍♂️

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karisma
7 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Thats my experience with Monti's as well, at least you now have a spare frag to trade away 🤷‍♂️

Good idea. Maybe ill trade it for a zoa frag!

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aclman88

Late to the party, but I recently upgraded from an Asta 20 to Prime HD when I moved from my 3.7 pico to a 5 gallon (huge jump, I know) and I love it. Not sure if it’s just a coincidence, but my Duncan, which has never grown since I got it in July has sprouted three new heads just in the last couple of weeks. The only thing that changed during the upgrade was the light and I think the Duncan is getting more flow.   

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karisma
19 minutes ago, aclman88 said:

Late to the party, but I recently upgraded from an Asta 20 to Prime HD when I moved from my 3.7 pico to a 5 gallon (huge jump, I know) and I love it. Not sure if it’s just a coincidence, but my Duncan, which has never grown since I got it in July has sprouted three new heads just in the last couple of weeks. The only thing that changed during the upgrade was the light and I think the Duncan is getting more flow.   

I been debating getting a prime. If you've read through my thread you would see that lol so what do you think the growth is from the light upgrade? I just added more flow with the jebao wavemaker but i still have the asta 20....

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aclman88
6 hours ago, karisma said:

I been debating getting a prime. If you've read through my thread you would see that lol so what do you think the growth is from the light upgrade? I just added more flow with the jebao wavemaker but i still have the asta 20....

Yup I read the entire thread which why I decided to respond since I was in a similar situation not long ago. I also realize you were debating it a month ago hence be being “late to the party.” I think the flow is allowing for better nutrient and gas exchange but the light is also providing a better spectrum and intensity.  I have a par meter and with the blues and violets running 40-60% and little to no whites I’m getting decent par (~150 in the exact middle of the tank with the light about 9” off the surface and 4in under water). I don’t think I was getting anywhere near that with the asta 20. I might be able to get some time to test the asta 20 par levels this weekend. 
 

All that being said, I love the AI prime and I think regardless, if you upgrade you won’t regret it. 

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karisma
12 minutes ago, aclman88 said:

Yup I read the entire thread which why I decided to respond since I was in a similar situation not long ago. I also realize you were debating it a month ago hence be being “late to the party.” I think the flow is allowing for better nutrient and gas exchange but the light is also providing a better spectrum and intensity.  I have a par meter and with the blues and violets running 40-60% and little to no whites I’m getting decent par (~150 in the exact middle of the tank with the light about 9” off the surface and 4in under water). I don’t think I was getting anywhere near that with the asta 20. I might be able to get some time to test the asta 20 par levels this weekend. 
 

All that being said, I love the AI prime and I think regardless, if you upgrade you won’t regret it. 

I do really love the prime 16 hd so you can pop off the top to get at the fan for maintainice. I think your right. "If i upgrade i won't regret it" well see if i get enough money this next month. 

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