The Solana’s filtration and design is ideal for saltwater aquariums, including reef systems. The Solana is also perfect for freshwater systems including planted aquariums.
Make sure the pump is operating-if necessary remove from the pump and disassemble the impeller portion to make sure it is free of debris. Make sure that the adjustable return nozzles are positioned so that there is adequate circulation covering the entire aquarium.
Adjust the water level and salinity by adding appropriate water type/salinity. Check the water level in the Top Off containers daily to anticipate the time required for replacing the water in the Top Off system to maintain a consistent water level and salinity.
Yes. The stand of the Solana XL was specifically designed to house a small chiller, allowing it to be ventilated for proper performance.
The surface skimmer where water enters the filtration section may be partially clogged, increasing the water level in the main aquarium. Make sure the grooves of the surface skimmer are completely clean so that water flows freely into the filtration section. This can also occur if the outlet nozzles from the pump are pointed at the water surface, creating waves that can lap water over the edge of the aquarium.
The aquarium needs to have water added to it or the filter sock is dirty, preventing the water from flowing through the system smoothly.
Your dealer can recommed a skimmer that will work best with your type of setup-we have found that the ASM and Euroreef skimmers work well with the Solana XL.
No-the Solana XL does not come with lighting as there are many personal choices in lighting these types of aquariums. For lighting receommendations for the Solana XL please consult your dealer.
The Solana XL uses a special high clarity, low iron glass on the front and side panels that provides superior optical viewing over normal glass. Each panel is a full 10mm (6/16″) thick.
The Solana XL frame is actually removeable for those who wish to go with a frameless look-this also helps with cleaning. Each Solana XL comes standard with this removeable frame kit.