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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 from another local reefer and was softy and zoas tank. I have been upgrading equipment since and now is a sps dominant tank.

Equipment:
Tank - Red sea reefer350
Lights- 3 x Ecotech Radion XR30 Blue
Return - Eectech Vectra L2
Flow - 4 x Ecotech Vortech MP40
Heaters - Finnex TH Deluxe Titanium 500 Watt and 300 watt with two Aqua Logic controllers and both Aqua Logic are plug into Apex.
Fan - 2 x Honeywell wall fans
Skimmer- NYOS Quantum 160
Controller - Neptune Apex 2016 version
Dosing - Neptune DOS
Test Kits - Neptune Trident, Hanna Alkalinity Checker, Hanna Phosphate ULR Checker, Hanna Calcium Checker, Red Sea Alkanlinity, Red Sea Calcium, Salifert Magnesium, NYOS Nitrate, and Apogee 510.

Light Schedule - Radion AB+

Maintenance Schedule:
- 10% water change weekly
- change BRS carbon every two weeks

Testing Schedule:
Neptune Trident running on minimum 4-2-2. I also do manual testing on all parameters weekly.

Dosing Schedule:
BRS 2 part daily
Red Sea Trace Colors ABCD 4 ML every Sunday
Red Sea Energy AB+ 10-15 ML Daily

Parameters:

Sg - 35
Ph - 8 in morning 8.45 at the peak of the day
Temp - 78 - 79
Alk - 9 - 9.25
Calc - 440 - 480
Mag - 1300 - 1350
N03 - 5 -10
P04 - .05

I’ve done a lot of upgrades to this tank.

1st and 2nd Pic - original setup when I purchased the tank
3rd pic - Tank now.

I am working on a list of corals and will post it as soon as I completed the list.

This thread will be photo heavy as i like to track growth.

Please feel free to ask any questions and offer suggestions.

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List of Livestocks

Fish -
Six Line Wrasse
Yellow Wrasse
7 x Chromis
2 x Clowns
Kole Tang
Yellow Tang
Hippo Tang
Convict Tang
Purple Tang
3 x Anthias
Lawnmower Blenny

SPS -
ASD rainbow milli
Big R Walt Disney
CB Triple Threat
CC Voodoo Majick
CC Walt Disney JR
Chilli Pepper Monti
Green Monti
JF Beach Bum Monti
JF Jolt
JF Hateraid
JF Homewrecker
JF Solar Flares
JF TNT
Matt V Psycho Asylum
Matt V Rainbow Envy
MCC Prom Queen/Pink Highlighter
PC Rainbow
POTO Goofy Homewrecker
POTO Sidechick
Red Planet
RMF Lucky Charms
RR Crazy T Monti
RRC Angry Bird
RRC Bleeding Avenger
RRC Jawdropper
RRC Pink Cadillac
RRU Angry Bird
RRU Pink Floyd
SC Orange Passion
Strawberry Shortcake
Sunset Monti
TCK Fuzzy Was a Bear
TGC Acrolandia
TGC Cherry Bomb
TGC/ RRA Angry Bird
TGC/RRA Lady In Pink
TSA Bubbleyum
TSA Fruity Pebbles
TSA Princess Peach
Tyree Pink Lemonade
Vivid Confetti
Vivid Blueberry Blast
Walt Disney
WWC Ding Dang Milli
WWC Heartbreaker
WWC Pink Panther
WWC what the heck


LPS -
Black Torch
Brighter than Todd’s Torch
Dragon Soul
Hellfire
Indo Gold
New York Knick

Softies and Zoas -
Eagle eyes
LA Lakers
Pink Diamond
White Zombies
Fruit Loops
GB Bowtie Blasters
Buttkisser
Tutti Frutti
WWC Playboy
Red Hornet
Rainbow Incinerator
Reverse Rainbow
CB Rainbow Fusion
OG Bounce
Jawbreaker
Red Mushroom
Frankenstein Bounce
Magic Carpet

Clams
Derasa Clam
Maxima Clam
Squamosa Clam
 
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Great looking tank and equipment choice. What're you running your mp40's at? I found even with 2 at 50% it was a ton of flow. Seeing you with 4 and torches makes me envious!
I am running all my MP40’s on reef crest mode. Left and right max 55% anti-sync, back left 15% and back right at 20%. My torch garden only gets flow from the mp40 on the back left of the tank. I think it’s because my torches are in a ”cave”. There are rocks on each side of the torch garden that block the flows from the MP40’s on the side of the tank.
 
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Man, what a stunning tank! i love the coral choices. i have been debating on going heavy SPS myself, curious to see your filtration and dosing setup.

thanks!
I only use a skimmer. I dose BRS 2 part using Neptune DOS and Red Sea Trace Colors using Kamoer F4. I am actually in the process of upgrading from reefer 350 to reefer 625XXL.
 

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Beautiful tank I just upgraded from a RSR250 to RSR350 looking forward to the upgrade. Lol this is the third upgrade this year lol
 
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