Andre's Refer 350 V3

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  1. Andre Arnold

    Andre Arnold Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Hey Guys!!! So this isn't a from scratch build thread.. I actually started with a Red Sea Reefer 250 and decided that I was not happy with my aquascape. I also felt that it wasn't quite big enough for me. So I decided to breakdown the 250 and move everything over to the new tank...

    For equipment I have
    2 Maxspect Gyre 230s (running @pelphrey 's Awesome program listed on his site)
    Kessil AP700
    Kessil H80 for Refugium
    Neptune Apex 2016
    COR15
    2 DOS with DDR (I am running Triton "Other Methods"
    AFS
    @Vivid Creative Aquatics Random Flow Kit
    Nyos Quantum 120 Skimmer


    For Livestock I have
    2 Black Ocellaris Clownfish
    Sixline Wrasse
    Flame Hawk
    Midas Blenny
    Watchman Goby & Pistol Shrimp Pair
    Royal Gramma
    Baby Longnose Black Tang
    Gem Tang
    Emerald Crab
    Peppermint Shrimp
    Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
    Fire Shrimp
    Sand Sifting Starfish
    Red Starfish

    I will post pictures of my teardown and rebuild later....
     
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  2. Andre Arnold

    Andre Arnold Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Three nights after work and 15 hours later...... MVIMG_20180915_133248.jpeg MVIMG_20180925_214700.jpeg IMG_20180925_214708.jpeg MVIMG_20180926_201303.jpeg IMG_20180926_201307.jpeg MVIMG_20180926_201312.jpeg IMG_20180926_220732.jpeg MVIMG_20180927_060940.jpeg MVIMG_20180928_060933.jpeg
     
  3. Andre Arnold

    Andre Arnold Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I tried to get them to host..... They don't want anything to do with the anemone... Lol MVIMG_20180929_172944.jpeg
     
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    1Blazer Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    GREAT transition. Do you plan on adding more rock work? those AP700s do great work. Looking forward to seeing the growth in the new home :)
     
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  5. Andre Arnold

    Andre Arnold Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Still not completely where I want to be, but it's coming along MVIMG_20181007_175018.jpeg MVIMG_20181007_175033.jpeg MVIMG_20181007_175051.jpeg IMG_20181010_213939.jpeg MVIMG_20181013_132948.jpeg MVIMG_20181013_132923.jpeg MVIMG_20181004_140531.jpeg
     
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  6. Andre Arnold

    Andre Arnold Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I don't think I am going to add more. I want more open space for my Tangs to swim in...
     
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  7. NY_Caveman

    NY_Caveman "Put your gold money where your love is” R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Loving this one!



    And this one too actually.
     
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  8. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 UK Reef Club Member Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Beautiful pictures and system Andre and thanks for sharing it with us

    Very nice
     
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  9. Mordie101

    Mordie101 Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    Very nice. Looks great!
     
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  10. Miles Williams

    Miles Williams Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

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    Great work, setup looks beautiful!
     
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  11. Vivid Creative Aquatics

    Vivid Creative Aquatics Upgrade Your Flow! Gold Sponsor Partner Member 2019 AZ FRAG Member Article Contributor

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    Really like the aquascape, and I bet the fish do too. For some reason (especially tangs) seem to love swimming through arches and your setup has plenty of those :)
     
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  12. NotSoCivil_Engineer

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    Hey! I'm setting up a 350 V3 for the first time. Your setup looks great!

    A few questions:
    When you mount the DOS to the sidewall, can you use the provided screws or is it ? Would a sticky command strip thing work better? Red Sea calls it a HPL coated MDF Marine Spec cabinets. Can I sink a screw into that?

    Did you add a backboard to the electronic side to mount equipment on the rear of the tank? If so, what did you use? Just plywood or something a bit sturdier?

    What type of lighting do you have in the cabinet? Simple LED rope lighting up top? It lights it up well!

    Thanks!
     
  13. Andre Arnold

    Andre Arnold Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Hey @NotSoCivil_Engineer !!! Thanks for the love!!

    To answer your question. You are able to screw into the stand. I have a reefer 250 as well that I have mounted items. I usually use wood screws. I did not want to screw holes in my new stand. So what I did was go to Home Depot and pick up a few 11.8" X 23.8" shelves made by rubbermaid. The are just regular particle board. I used extra strength velcro to mount the board to the inside of the stand. I mounted my equipment to the board. The EB82 is mounted on a board that is just sitting behind the tank. I just have it leaning against the wall.

    For the lights... I don't remember the brand, but it is just a 6ft cabinet led strip light. It comes with double sided tape attached to it and easily bends.
     
  14. peppe_67

    peppe_67 Active Member

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    I'm waiting for my anemon, the clown fish is already in the tank. Is there something special that i have to do to get them to host when I get the anemon home?
     
  15. Andre Arnold

    Andre Arnold Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I tried floating them in the basket for 2 days.... It did not work for me... I felt bad so I gave up and put them in the tank.... At my LFS, they do it with designer Clowns and it seems to work for them.... I am stopping by there later... I'll upload a pic so you can see what I'm talking about.
     
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    Andre Arnold Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    @peppe_67 The guy at the store said that it can take up to 2 weeks for them to host the anemone..... I definitely don't have to space to do it for that long..... MVIMG_20181027_123506.jpeg MVIMG_20181027_123444.jpeg
     
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    Ok, then I just put the anemon into the tank and let what ever happens happen. I want the anemone anyway and if the clowns don't take to it, it's their loss.
     
  18. Andre Arnold

    Andre Arnold Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    That's pretty much my sentiment....
     
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  19. Maxrotor

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    Hello Andre. I like your setup. I just ordered Reefer 350 Deluxe V3. After being out of the hobby for 15 years my goal is to automate and simplify. I have also ordered the Apex controller and Core 20 pump. I still have to decide on skimmer and wav pumps. As my first priority is to get the sump area organized do you find the ATO adequate to top off for 7 days? Have you considered a manifold? I would love to more pics of your sump area.
     
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  20. Andre Arnold

    Andre Arnold Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    @Maxrotor I had a manifold on the reefer 250, but I don't have anything that I need to run off of it.... I run carbon in a bag that's placed in one of my filter cups... The refugium has actually kept my phosphate pretty low... My Nyos Skimmer has been great!! It also doesn't take up much space. IMG_20181124_115215.jpeg MVIMG_20181124_115159.jpeg IMG_20181124_115138.jpeg IMG_20181124_084858.jpeg MVIMG_20181124_084846.jpeg IMG_20181124_084842.jpeg IMG_20181124_084830.jpeg IMG_20181124_084834.jpeg
     
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