3mm3 RedSea 650 Peninsula

Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by 3mm3, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. kresDFW

    kresDFW Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor AZ FRAG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    I envy your Cape Cod weather right now. My AC holds the downstairs at 77-78 throughout the day while its 100+ outside.
     
    3mm3 likes this.

  2. 3mm3

    3mm3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    I do not miss AZ heat at all! Unfortunately tank temps dipped to 68 over night... ill be lucky to hit 75 at this rate lol.
     
  3. 3mm3

    3mm3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    Currently 73.3! Almost there! Side note, I clearly have a pH problem.
    IMG_20170801_1134072.jpg
     
    kresDFW likes this.
  4. 3mm3

    3mm3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    Unfortunately it appears I'm going to need a heater. I am unable to hit 74. Kind of crazy. So what's some solid recommendations? I want to completely avoid the list of exploded heaters. All input welcome! I have not owned a heater in over ten years lol

    One final thought is just to go ahead with the rest of the swap over and see if the added equipment makes a difference?
     
  5. kresDFW

    kresDFW Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor AZ FRAG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    I prefer using two eheim jager's on a controller. One for primary and the second one as a backup in case it drops below the 1st ones threshhold. The 250w should be sufficient for our size of aquariums.
     
    3mm3 likes this.
  6. 3mm3

    3mm3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    250w ea? 500w total?
     
  7. kresDFW

    kresDFW Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor AZ FRAG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    Only one will really run at the same time. I was using a controller, let's say heater 1 kicks on at 77degrees to hold it at 78. If the temperature in the tank fell to 76, then heater 2 would kick on (that way if heater 1 went out, heater 2 would catch it).
     
    3mm3 likes this.
  8. 3mm3

    3mm3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    Excellent ordering those now. Thank you!
    What controller do you use?
     
  9. kresDFW

    kresDFW Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor AZ FRAG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    I'm using the Apex classic.
     
    3mm3 likes this.
  10. 3mm3

    3mm3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    Oh boy, I have no clue how those operate. I may have to do some serious research on those. Many questions on the capabilities lol
     
  11. kresDFW

    kresDFW Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor AZ FRAG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    Haha.. you'll be fine. Plus there are several reefers on here that are more than willing to help. If you don't want to bother with that, you can look at the temperature controller that BRS has on sale today: http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/thermostat-temperature-controller-ink-bird.html
     
    3mm3 likes this.
  12. 3mm3

    3mm3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    Ordered heaters and inkbird controller.
    I'm going to do some reading on the apex. May consolidate heaters, halides, co2 scrubber solenoid etc
     
    kresDFW likes this.
  13. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2017
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Nottinghamshire England
    I've got the 2 x 250w Eheim heaters as well hooked up to a temperature controller as further failsafe backup.

    The heaters are set to 27c and the temperature controller is set to 25c so whenever it asks for heat they will both come on. The eheims also have their own thermostats so if the controller fails the heaters shouldn't go above 27 worst case until I realise theres a problem.
     
    kresDFW and 3mm3 like this.
  14. 3mm3

    3mm3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    The eheim 250w heaters are no joke. Working very well and so far so good.
     
    SPR1968 and kresDFW like this.
  15. 3mm3

    3mm3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    The rest of my clamps came in today. Now I can be properly setup and not worry about hose blowing off.
    IMG_20170809_2303122.jpg
     
  16. 3mm3

    3mm3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    Pods and snails arrived!
    IMG_20170810_1344077.jpg IMG_20170810_1344110.jpg IMG_20170810_1344156.jpg
     
    kresDFW and UABsleeper like this.
  17. 3mm3

    3mm3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    Apparently new snails mean new challenges
    IMG_20170810_2224247.jpg
     
    kresDFW likes this.
  18. 3mm3

    3mm3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    Emerald crab "the tank" snacking on new tank uglies.
    Emerald crab.jpg
     
    kresDFW likes this.
  19. 3mm3

    3mm3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    Oh boy!
    eunicid.jpg
     
  20. 3mm3

    3mm3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    Another creature found during the swap.
    crazy monsterpod
    monsterpod.jpg
     
    kresDFW likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Loading...