1. kwirky

    How I modded my Red Sea Reefer 525XL to install a ClariSea SK-5000 without removing the auto-topoff.

    I haven't seen an example of a Clarisea SK-5000 installed on a Reefer 525XL without removing the auto-topoff reservoir. I figured out a way to do it and have some photos showing how I did it. My unit is the one with the auto-topoff on the right, the filter socks on the right, and the baffles...
  2. G

    Too Much Flow in 120?

    I’m currently planning to set up a 120g mixed reef tank. I’m looking at setting up 2 opposing Reef Breeder RP-Ms rated at 2600 rpm. They will be running one of the programmed settings, so my thought is I should credit them with about 50% at any given moment. Because of this, I’m thinking I may...
  3. G

    Yellow Tang Companion in a 120g

    I'm looking for Stocking advice for a 120 gallon tank. I'm interested in having 2 herbivorous fish to pick at my rocks and help manage algae preventatively. My wife loves the look of yellow tangs and wants one for the tank. I've been looking at adding a blue eyed kole tang, but I want them to...
  4. ReefRusty

    What is this on my sandbed?

    So I may had put my foot in it when I said I've yet to get any form of algae. But can anyone tell me what this is and would a blackout reduce this? Only on the sandbed, brown sand almost. Guessing its the beginning of the ugly stage? Running LIGHT with all blues,UV on 100% and 5% on whites...
  5. ReefRusty

    Coral ID leather finger?

    Hi guys, went to LFS and they had just got this in-store was told its a green leather finger. But looks a bit different to what I thought was a leather finger. Or obviously not a specialist on them. Or is it just that. A leather finger? Size of a small hand. Looks great in the tank.
  6. polyppal

    Experienced Reefkeepers - Help with article on 'Common mistakes new hobbyists make'

    I'm writing an article for my LRC on common mistakes that we often see people make in this hobby, and how they can be avoided. I thought id pick the minds of fellow experienced reefers here (since we see and respond to such posts daily here) Not interested in debates or crackpot theories on...
  7. ReefRusty

    What Radion xr15 g5 lighting schedule to run

    So the time is due to come. Turing on the lights, looking to put in some corals in the next few days however I'm in urgent need to know what works best for a lighting schedule. I have the Radion xr15 g5 pro light. 1. What setting is best to begin with? 2. What point intensity should I have...
  8. AZ_Reef

    Build Thread AZ_Reef Red Sea 625XXL

    Hello Reefers, It took a little while to get a build thread but its finally here!! My Name is Andy and I joined R2R in January 2020. I started my first reef tank in February 2020. I’ve always been a freshwater guy and still have a 125G freshwater tank. I bought this Red Sea Reefer 350...
  9. ReefRusty

    Octo varios pump controller

    I have a new Octo varios 2pump and have noticed on the side of the controller it has multiple connection points. I know the bottom one is for the float switch that it comes with, however what are the other 2 for? Additional floats?
  10. lio984

    Red Sea Reefer 200XL Set-up help.

    Hello everyone, So I'm new to the whole reef aquarium business but I'm looking forward to getting into it and adding some liveliness to my living room! I purchased a new 200XL and just had some set-up questions. To start, are these levels fine? My floor is very uneven and this was as good as I...
  11. R

    Florida Aquariums Red Sea Reefer 200xl

    Red Sea Reefer 200xl roughly 4 months old. Like new condition, no scratches, setup empty and ready to go. Includes tank, sump, stand, screen top, 2 jebao wave makers, and custom plumbing. Also have roughly 40#’s of live rock that can be included in the sale. $1,000
  12. Snaizel

    Hello From Fresh Planted to Salty Corals

    hey there my name is Hazel! I'm from Philly and I'm coming over to reef tanks and general saltwater tanks from the high end planted freshwater tank world! Im excited to get my hands wet and see what this hobby has to offer!
  13. R

    Hello Hello from Wisco!

    Hey all Just made the plunge into this with the acquisition of a secondhand reef tank that had been emptied by a guy who went off to college; Dad said, “he’s in college, he doesn’t need this stuff anymore.” His loss, my gain! :D I’ve done quite a bit of reading and research into saltwater...
  14. R

    Red Sea Reefer 425 XL Customization

    Hey all, I just bought a new red sea reefer 425 xl. I am looking for recommendations for all the equipment I would need with it such as return pump, wave maker, lights, protein skimmer, etc. The model i bought just comes with the tank, stand, and sump only & plumbing of course. I do not have a...
  15. M

    Idaho Aquariums Reefer 525XL v3 and other equipment

    Used reefer 525XL v3 roughly 6-7mo old. Broke tank down as I have a lot going on in life and would rather break the tank down then neglect it. Tank will come with stand, sump and Clarisea Fleece Roller. Sump was modified with a check valve on the return and filter socks were cut out for fleece...
  16. M

    Idaho Aquariums Aquarium Controller Reefer 525Xl, Red Sea equipment, Apex, DOS, Algea Scrubber and More.

    Hello everyone, Recently broke down my tank as my wife and I are planning to have kids and like to travel(Id rather break the tank down then neglect it). All items were purchased new in January 2020 or newer Minus the apex controller unit. I am located in Boise and willing to ship equipment or...
  17. M

    Idaho Oregon Reefer

    Looking to sell my setup. I have shoulder surgery coming and would rather break my tank down then neglect it. All equipment purchased at the beginning of the year. 4 reefled 90’s Two mp40’s Reefwave 45 Clarisea 3000 Rsk300 Rain 2 algae scrubber 100# caribsea reef rock and arches Brs 100gpd rodi...
  18. 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...
  19. tho

    Build Thread Tom's Reefer XL 200 (An unexpected journey)

    Welcome to my first build thread! I am setting up my first reef tank with a Red Sea Reefer XL 200. At the time of this post, I have the tank and equipment set up: Tank: Red Sea Reefer XL 200 Return pump: Neptune COR-15 Wave maker: Neptune WAV Controller: Neptune ApexEL Lighting: Kessil A360X +...
  20. Mav2

    “New” RedSea Reefers

    If you could design a “new” series of tanks for the RedSea Reefer series, what would they look like and what features would they incorporate?
  21. gunguy05

    Build Thread Redsea Reefer 450 Build

    So, I have been looking for a while to get back into things. About 7-8 years ago, before kids 2 and 3, I had a 29 gallon biocube. Ended up breaking that down. A couple of months ago, I got the "itch" for a bigger tank to go on a long wall that we have in our house (new house for us as of 2...
  22. Tuan Vu

    Virginia ReadSea LED90 lights w/ Mounting arms

    I have 2 RedSea LED90 lights that are about 6mos old. In excellent shape and have been running on my RedSea 250 at roughly 45-55% based on their 15K schedule. The lights have great coverage, par, and color. I traded up to these lights from AI Hydra 26HD. In my opinion, these were much better...
  23. Chrille26

    Build Thread Red Sea reefer 250 - Mixed reef!

    Update 2021-02-08, tank upgrade on page 9! Below this line is the start of the 35 gallon cube, the Reefer 250 transfer and build starts at page 9! ————————————————— Hey! Two years ago I made my first attempt at keeping a reef at home. That time I went with a 13g cube with a HOB filter and I...
  24. MrWheelock

    Sweet frag racks

    So I purchased a few frag racks from a member here @absoluteNANOreef and just wanted to leave him some feedback. He's just a hobbyist like the rest of us, but his level of professionalism and customer support is that of the utmost. The frag racks are super sweet, cleanly done, well made and...
  25. Jonathan Nelson

    Indiana Red Sea Reefer 425XL - Getting out of the hobby! :(

    Red Sea Reefer 425XL (adapted for 1” blue pvc and true union ball valves, several extra valves and extra fittings) Ecotech Votech MP40’s Ecotech XR30 G4 Pros w/mounts Ecotech Vectra L1 Ecotech Reeflink Apex Classic gen1 (few modules for pumps and ph etc) Small Geos Reef calcium reactor Tunze...