reefer 250

  1. B

    Equipment Priorities - beyond the basics

    Great post Revhtree! Ultimate Guide Thanks for that! Should Be required reading for all newbies. Got 90% right. Beyond the basics, I'd like to get some opinions on future. Three weeks after water add, it makes sense to do any plumbing now, before the tank is settled in. Before I list equipment...
  2. declannr

    EMERGENCY Bad Water Parameters, REEFER 250

    Hi I’m looking for some help I recently got into reef keeping just over Christmas I started out with a reefer 170 and very quickly got bored of this and realised I should have gone for a reefer 250 so within a month I upgraded I set my reefer 250 up on the 04/02/2022 so it has been running...
  3. O

    Red Sea Reefer 250 plumbing changes between versions?

    I recently purchased a Red Sea Reefer 250 and found my plumbing looks a lot different that what others are putting together. I'm hoping to add a ReefMat and trying to figure out how to add my Control Panel Slide Out 25 where I would prefer it go but there are pipes here. However, the videos...
  4. L

    Reefer 250 Cabinet Hinges

    Hi All, I've recently purchased a used Red Sea Reefer 250 (the V2 version) and need to order some new cabinet hinges as the current ones are very rusty and have become non-functional. However, I'm struggling to locate relevant part numbers.... I've come across some stock of the following...
  5. The JLP Experience

    Build Thread The JLP Reefer 250 Experience

    Hello, Wanted to post this up to catalogue progression of my Reefer 250. I want to first acknowledge that I’m guilty of “doing too much, too fast”. Some parts of this almost feel like a confession as I reflect back on these first stages of building my reef. Fortunately, things seem to be...
  6. D

    Noisy sump

    Hi guys, I bought a secondhand reefer 250. The previous owner rebuild the sump. Now there is extra space for more water on te right side, very lovely. However, on the spot where the water goes down into the pre-existing sump section there's a lot of noise. Does anyone have any suggestions on...
  7. kittenbritches

    Build Thread kittenbritches' Reefing Journey

    Update: Once I added a HOB refugium to my sumpless 40B, it was game over. The tank started leaking within a week because the extra weight pulled the tank too far out of level. As such, I upgraded to a Red Sea Reefer 250. If you'd like to start there, click here. If you'd like to read through my...
  8. Digitalfirex

    Reefer 250 lighting help

    I have a redsea reefer 250 with a kessil ap700. I tested my par with an apogee 500 par meter. Light is 10" above waterline... and about 6" below water at 100% I was barely hitting 300 par. (Ie 297 par). While I want to eventually hit that 300 par, I don't think running my light at 100% is smart...
  9. J

    RedSea Reefer 250 Return Pump

    Hi everyone! Unfortunately our biocube has a leak, so we are upgrading to a RedSea Reefer 250. The LFS we went to sold us a Danner Supreme Aqua-Mag Model 9.5 for the return pump. RedSea recommends a flow of 660gph for the return pump. It looks like this return pump would have a flow of...
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    Build Thread John’s Red Sea Reefer 250

    Two years ago I dabbled in the hobby for a short period. Being new to the hobby, I decided to go the cheapest route possible as all of this was like a foreign language to me. I purchased a 75 gallon tank and stand at the large pet retail chain for $200. I purchased all of the other necessary...
  11. B

    Red Sea Reef 250 - Faulty Drain Pipe Dial?

    Hi, I just set up my Red Sea Reefer 250 and it's looking great. I'm a first time salt water hobbyist & the live Coral/rock & fish (5 damsels) are doing well. Luckily I inherited my friend's live coral & fish & water eliminating a lot of start up overhead. When measuring the noise from the...
  12. DesertCitiesReefer

    Build Thread Red Sea Reefer 250

    Ok, so today I bought a used Red Sea Reefer 250. This will eventually replace my current AIO display tank. Couldn’t pass up this tank when I saw it at my LFS. The previous owner had it for about a year till he upgraded to a 450. Saw it yesterday and was talking to the LFS owner and said the tank...
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    Red Sea Reefer 250 v2

    Hello i need some opinions, I have some one that is willing to sell me their reefer 250 v2 with stand and sump for $400. Needs cleaning of course and he said we can do a water leak test. ive never purchased a used tank before, What are things I should look for? And/or should I buy a used tank?
  14. Por914

    Hello Hello! Moving from a BioCube to a Reefer 250

    I have a BioCube that I started 13 years ago and just finished moving it to a Reefer 250. Now that I can set up some good lights and have a fuge, it feels like a totally different hobby. I feel like I can host some softies and LPS with my current work/family schedule. I have enjoyed starting...
  15. Brent Behringer

    California Aquariums Brand New Red Sea Reefer 250 FS

    Here’s some pics of the custom tank build. Red Sea Reefer 250 with custom Synergy CL-34 Sump and Clearwater CW-50 Custom Algae Scrubber includes: So I had my build going (no expense spared) and ran into some family financial and health issues and am forced to sell. I have parted out some...
  16. salty_dawg

    Build Thread Used Red Sea Reefer 250 build !

    So I was finally able to get my hands on a used 250 reefer the tank I’ve been wanting . I’m pretty excited . The guy I got it from upgraded to a 525 so I was able to pick this up with no accessories. He upgraded the plumbing to a standard 1” brs set up . Found a guy selling a nib reefer 300...
  17. salty_dawg

    Need help selecting a tank Red Sea or water box!?

    I’m stuck in between a Red Sea and water box I’m shooting for a 50 gallon display . I have never owned neither of these tanks so I don’t really know the difference they are similar in price with the water box being a little more . Trying to decide if it’s worth spending the extra cash on...
  18. S

    Hello New Here!

    Hello Everyone, It’s a pleasure to be among my fellow Reefers! I have been in the aquarium hobby for about 5 years, but mainly with Freshwater Tanks. I have recently started a Red Sea Reefer 250 in an effort to start my hand at a saltwater tank. So far, I have a tiny Yellow Tang, Clown Fish...
  19. kartrsu

    Build Thread KARTR's Mixed Reef Reefer 250 Build

    Time for an upgrade! Seeing as I will be working from home until the end of the year at the least, I decided I could afford the time to handle a larger system and pulled the trigger on a Reefer 250. I started reefkeeping in January 2018 with an IM fusion 20, which was the perfect size for my...
  20. Nilo S

    Build Thread Nilo's Red Sea Reefer 250

    I've been postponing creating this thread for a while lol. So here is my newest tank, running since July 2019. It’s my third tank in 11 years of this hobby. Starting with the specs! Tank: Red Sea Reefer 250 (v3) Lighting: Maxspect Recurve 90 240w Skimmer: Bubble Magus Curve A8 Return: Reef...
  21. Coralfragger1959

    Build Thread Coralfragger's Red Sea Reefer 250 Build

    And the plumbing begins
  22. Difrano

    Build Thread DF Red Sea Reefer 250

    FTS As 07/18/2020 Hi! First of all a little of my background, in 2011 I started my first aquarium with a 55 Gal tank i got on Craiglist, for that aquarium I decided to do a low to none maintenance planted native freshwater tank, I used dirt and local lake bed sand as substrate, with several...
  23. KennyReefNewbie

    Looking for a black side cabinet next to my Reefer 250.

    Looking for a black side cabinet next to my Reefer 250. Anyone have any suggestions?
  24. McJaeger

    Build Thread McJaeger's Red Sea Reefer 250 (Pic heavy!)

    Hey everyone! I figured I'd start a build thread for this new tank I just started, seems to be what all the cool kids are doing these days :D. I've been keeping aquariums for around 10 years now, most of which have been freshwater planted tanks. After running a few high tech tanks I decided that...
  25. KennyReefNewbie

    Reefer 250 Return Pump Hose Adaptor

    Hi, I am new to Reefing after 11 years of freshwater. I got myself a Reefer 250 to start with. The return pump I ordered (Sicce Syncra Silent 4.0) did not come with the 5/8" adaptor for the return line the sump came with. I thought it did but that was my fault. I have no plumbing skills :). What...
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