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    Greetings from Innovitech with the X Filter, the most advanced mechanical roller filter

    By StevenD,

    Greetings to the forum!

    I would like to introduce ourselves. We are a startup with one goal, to bring to the hobby innovative products with the use of state of the art technology (here comes the name "Innovitech")

    It all begun from a DIY project on roller filters where I found there we some gaps in the market to offer me a product based on my needs. There was a request from fellow hobbyists to take this further and bring to market a product to fit their needs and we thought it was a good idea!

    The background of the people involved in this project in many ways, are proper engineers and scientists from different disciplines. The R&D process took many inputs and we even had a testing program which was consisted by fellow reefers with a genuine passion in this hobby. All R&D and prototyping took place solely in the UK.

    The goal and what has been achieved now, is to bring the most advanced automatic mechanical filter to market, starting with two models. We are not here to create competition with other manufacturers, we are here to close the gap in the market and produce a high end filter which will be on the high end of the price range as well.

    The first one is the X Filter 1.0. The 1.0 has the smallest footprint within the sump container than any other filter, but can also support flows up to 6000lph and has successfully supported systems up to 1000L. This filter is designed for sumps with tight spaces.

    The X Filter 1.7 pushes the limits even further, providing flows and system supports that no other manufacturer has ventured for,

    Some key features of the X Filter lineup:

    • Solid state water level sensor, manufactured in the UK with custom firmware embedded
    • Multiple media grade support, the first device to support all these grades, ranging at 9 microns (!), 17 microns, 25 microns and 32 microns
    • No plumbing required! The unit has it's own overflow section. Simply dump in the standpipes or flex pipes into the unit. Up to 2x 40mm or 1x 50mm for the X Filter 1.0 or up to 3x 40mm or 2x 50mm for the X Filter 1.7
    • The longest media available in the market. 65 metres of media on all grades!
    • Innovative panel design (that's where the X comes from), that helped us to support these high flows
    • Vortex generating bypass controllers: A very smart design to allow the unit to bypass some of the water, without allowing detritus to pass through them and get filtered out for better media usage at high flows
    • Modular design: The unit can be installed with the main body which is fully submersible and install electronics and fleece section post installation.
    • Advanced alarm in case of a jam, sump water level increase if return is shut off etc.
    The are some of the features but more to come on release which is very soon.

    Here are some pictures of the preproduction version of the X Filter 1.0. The production versions of the X Filter 1.0 and X Filter 1.7 will be presented on official announcement.







    More information to come on release. The production version has many improvements and the 1.7 is a major game changer!


    Thank you,




    By marinefarm,

    We would just like to introduce ourselves and say hello to everyone. We are of course Marine Farm.  We have been around since  2012.  Originally we were selling Corals and frags to our customers but at the moment we have put that on hold (due to a premises move).  We are proud to be an official distributor for Evergrow, so if you have any requirements or questions on lighting then let us know.

    We will put some ads up for you with prices.

    many thanks!


    Marine Farm

    By mrdave,

    Guys please welcome @marinefarm to Reef Face as a new sponsor


    By mrdave,

    Guys please welcome @StevenD to Reef Face

    im sure many have seen him on UR and his fantastic product soon to be release X Filter




    Vortech mp40 replacement magnet

    By Nemosean,

    Hey guys so replacing the bearings on my mp40 again lol and this time the magnet actually broke where could I get a replacement?c78270aa67d5d27d4ad9d58e02619cbd.jpg



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    My new EA Reefpro 600

    By Dougjuk,

    Well having closed down my Signature 450 my upgrade was to an new tank which is a much larger cube tank. As per the title its a EA Reefpro 600 which is 600x600x600.

    The tank is built with a nice black glass weir with substantial pipework to the sump consisting of a main overflow and a emergency overflow. The main overflow is controlled by a large valve which allows you adjust the flow to get an almost silent operation.

    The sump has four sections, three of them are part of the filtration and the fourth is the top up reservoir. There are two adjustable baffles between the three sections of the sump which allows you to alter the depth of the sections.

    I have raised the first baffle to keep a higher water content in the first chamber which contains a titanium heater and a small reactor with phosphate remover. The auto top up drops the RO into this chamber.

    The second chamber holds my Bubble Magnus A5 skimmer, which is sat on an egg crate shelf to keep it at about 7 inch's deep otherwise it will just overflow.

    The third chamber has my biggest change, having tried growing chaeto in my signature tank I was convinced that I needed to do something similar and as I had lost a chamber I went for an Algae reactor. So I bought and installed the TMC Reef Bio Gro S algae reactor and used a spare TMC V2 return pump running at 1500 lph. I have this light working on a reverse schedule opposite the main lights.

    Also in this section is my return pump a TMC Reef pump 2000 DC which supply the return hose up through the weir.

    The display tank holds the Aqua medic temperature controller and a Jecod SW4 wave maker and is topped off by my new light an Ecotech Radion XR15w G4. Having had a glass top before I bought the Red Sea top and spent a while making it up.







    Hello all

    By Dougjuk,



    I am new to the forum, just found it and thought I would register and see if I could do more research into the hobby here as I am always looking to expand my knowledge of reef keeping.

    I first had a go at Marines back in 1978 but due to moving onto University and leaving home that stopped. For many years I kept tropical fresh water fish until moving home 4 years ago to my current home, so got rid of it all to make life easier as I needed to renovate the bungalow to a decent standard and did not have the time.

    2 years ago I started my current Marine tank, a TMC Signature 450 cube which is due to be broken down this week as I upgrade to an EA reefepro 600 cube, so I am moving from about 95ltrs to 223ltrs with more space in the tank and sump area.

    I will look to start a diary later when the upgrade has been settled down with details about my setup but for now  will leave it as I work to sell of my older equipment and tank.





    New Members

    By mrdave,

    Reef Face has had a big influx of new member sign ups, If you are one of them then please start a tank diary and get loads of pictures up. We love to follow each other on our tank journeys

    Its also a great place to learn and help each other

    To start you diary please click HERE

    New sponsor

    By mrdave,

    Guys please welcome a great new sponsor to Reef Face 


    @Oasis Aquarium


    welcome Eddie 


    By owlbassboy,

    Just testing to see if I get the error message I got last night 

    Yup and now I look like an idiot it let me start a thread @mrdave lol