Aquachristik's Red Sea Reefer 170

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Sump lighting installed! Auto on with the door pressure switch works flawlessly.



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What light did you use in the sump? Really like the switch as opposed to motion.
 
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Installed the VCA Red Sea Reefer Ultimate Return Line Upgrade Kit (Dual Random Flow Generators). Didn't like the long length of the original kit so I removed 1 loc-line, hopefully it doesn't suck any air in with the reduced length.

Hopefully it works as well as it did in the Evo!

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I like the idea of removing a loc line, they stick out pretty far in my 170, not to mention block the light. How has it worked for you?
 
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Small update!

Doser in. Dosing Brightwell Reef Code A & B and Aminos.
Cables all organized.
Went with a different grow light. The previous white UFO one ran way too hot. This one runs much cooler and fits nicely.

More updates and details coming soon!

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I like the idea of removing a loc line, they stick out pretty far in my 170, not to mention block the light. How has it worked for you?
Still trying to dial in the flow. Playing with the return pump, 2 RFGs, and 2 Nero 3s to try and get the flow right isn't easy.
 
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It's been a while, so here's an update on what has been going on.

The big thing I dealt with was high Tin and trace amounts of copper in my water. Found out through a Triton test that Tin was causing my corals to die. Turns out it was some rust in the carbon I was using (Deep Blue brand, threw that crap away ASAP) and rusted screws on the Hygger pump I was using for water changes. Got some Brightwell Purit to remove the metals and removed the screws from the pump (hot glued that thing together lol).

Since that fiasco, the remaining inhabitants seem to be showing some signs of a bounce-back (hallelujah).

Main post updated with current equipment being used. If I forget something I'll be sure to post again.
 
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Cabinet/sump update.

Amazon grow light is growing chaeto and Sea lettuce like crazy. Added a small pump in the sump to direct more water towards the Fuge rather than bypassing it.

Replaced the InkBird with the WiFi version. It's already paid for itself with high temp alarms. Here in South Florida it's been hot lately. Installed the AC Infinity fan on the ceiling of the cabinet to blow hotter air towards the back opening of the cabinet.

Replaced the incredibly rigid tubing that came with the BRS reactor with some silicone tubing. Helped a bunch with the noise created from the rattling Sicce pump.

Added some shelving to the door of the cabinet that fits nicely when the door is closed.

Needed an outlet for the sump circulation pump so had to convert the cabinet lighting to USB. Luckily its some easy electrical wiring work with a 5V to 12V upconverter from Amazon.

Hopefully getting into a rhythm now that the tin issue is being addressed. Hope to be buying some corals soon.

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What light did you use in the sump? Really like the switch as opposed to motion.
The cabinet lighting is an LED strip from Amazon coupled with a door pressure switch. Some quick electrical work to install the switch on the negative wire and you have automatic lighting for the sump.

Let me know if you need links to the products I used.
 
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Thanks! Took a bit of work to get it all the way I want it. The limited space is not forgiving and I don't want to have anything outside the tank. Even as happy as I am with it now I still have ideas on how to improve it o_O lol
I had a Reefer 170 until my recent move. My setup was very tidy, but not as refined as yours. Well done.
 
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Realized I havent posted about the livestock!

Blood Red Fire Shrimp & Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

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Linear Blenny

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Ruby Red Dragonet (Female)

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There's also a Pistol Shrimp in there that I hear all day but see very rarely lol. Gotta find him a watchman or yasha goby to play with.

There's also a green bubble tip anemone I'm there.

I'll try to snap a pic of the black and white clown and 6 line wrasse.
 

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