Broadfield's Red Sea Reefer 450 Build - OCD Inspired

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  1. MCooper

    MCooper MCooper R2R Supporter

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    Curious how the Vectra M1 is doing after that issue?
    Also, what fish is that in your posts, hogfish looking one? Love it!
     

  2. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    The pump is dead... it will need to be replaced. I talked with Ecotech yesterday and they had me try a hard reset first... no go.

    I have the following fish:

    (1) Purple Tang
    (1) Picasso Clown
    (1) Ocellaris Clown
    (1) Lyretail Anthias
    (1) Bimaculatus Anthias (I think this is the one you are referring to)
    (1) Bartlett's Anthias
    (2) Carberyyi Anthias
    (1) Ignitus Anthias
    (1) Bicolor Anthias

    I skim heavy, run biopellets, dose two types of bacteria and do a water change every week to keep algae away - it's quite the fish load... especially with how often I feed the Anthias.
     
  3. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Just got off the phone with Alex at Ecotech... new M1 already on the way! They are sending me a return label with the new pump and I simply need to send my defective one back within 30 days... talk about easy! They are sending me an entire kit to replace everything. Just wanted to say thanks to both Tim and Alex at Ecotech... 10 out of 10 on customer service.
     
  4. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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  5. Sabellafella

    Sabellafella Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Ocd inspired !!!!
     
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  6. Sabellafella

    Sabellafella Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Cant wait to see some new pics with these!!
     
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  7. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    LOL, touche
     
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  8. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Me too brotha! I'm not sure what bulb combo I'm going to run yet... it's a dimmable 4-bulb T5/LED hybrid. I simply got a couple of extra bulbs to play around with colors. Then combine that with LED... I'll probably never settle on a spectrum/look.
     
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  9. Danny1496

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    Wow man this is great news hope the new one doesn't give you problem you setup is one of the reason I when with the vectra.
     
  10. Danny1496

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    Can't wait to see a video of your tank with the new ligh fixture t5 are great I'm still not shore what I'm going to us for my build but a t5-led I'd on the list or radion's
     
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  11. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Yeah, I think it was just a fluke. Because I haven't heard of one single issue with them from anyone else.

    I just got it dialed in for the most part tonight! It took me a bit to get use to the T5 look, even with the addition of the LED's. But man, I'm loving it now!!!
     
  12. Jstn

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    Love the tank, I built a radion t5 hybrid w a tek fixture and couldn't be happier. Hybrid is the way to go!
     
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  13. FrootStick

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    Hey bud. I came across your tank pictures on Google a while back when I got my 350.
    I loved your apex setup and pretty much tried to replicate in my cupboard. Here are the results in white.
    I only just now came across your tank build! Absolutely love it! image.jpeg Amazing that you inspired me to do mine all the way down in Australia!
     
  14. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Awesome man, we could be yin and yang lol.

    Make sure you join in my Reefer specific thread in my signature... I'm sure there are plenty of 350 owners in there that would love to see your setup!!!
     
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  15. FrootStick

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    Looks a lot more mean in the black! Haha
    Mate I love your tank. So much love, time and effort, as there should be for a pride and joy piece!
    I'm having some battles with high nutrients in mine at the minute, but hoping to get back on track asap. Slow and steady.......

    Seriously thinking of grabbing a vectra!
     
  16. Millz1273

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    Superb!! How did you secure the top and bottom panels?
     
  17. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I'm not sure how he did it, but I simply used L brackets on the backside.
     
  18. Millz1273

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    Ok, so L bracket directly to the stand I assume?
     
  19. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Correct, I pre-drilled everything out first. Simply used a stopper on a drill bit. You can also wrap the bit with masking tape at the depth you want to drill.
     
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  20. Millz1273

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    Great, thanks Toby
     
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