Building a new tank!

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    If I were to get red sea reefer 250 deluxe. Would mag 7 return pump be over kill? Also thinking about octopus 250s skimmer. Also got one of these that's coming Friday.

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    crabs_mcjones I'm shiny! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I have this power center :) I like it alot.
     
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    I saw other threads about this and I like what I see. ;Happy
     
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    Also, the Mag 7, depended on your head height should work well, youd be between 390 and 460 gph at 3-5 feet of head pressure. Another suggestion I'd make would be the Sicce Syncra 3.0 That is adjustable from 250-715 gallons per hour. Its the one I currently use on my 40 breeder and love it :)
     
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    The price isn't that much more so yes I would go with that. What you think of the skimmer?
     
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    The skimmer is here...now just waiting on the pump and the tank to get here. Can't wait...
     
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    Nice power center.
     
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    Can't wait to see it in action. Already opened it to look and it looks kewl.
     
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    My old 180 build had rack mount power centers I bolted in. It worked well.
     
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    I looked at several power center before I decided to go with this one.
     
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    Got the black live sand in today. Waiting on the tank to get here Monday and pump will be here Tuesday.
     
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    Got the tank put up...have a hard time putting the tubing on the return pump with the tubing that was provided. Gonna have to get a different tubing.

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    Looks nice!

    Is it close, but not quite right, tubing size-wise? Maybe heat it up in some hot water and shove it on?
     
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    I should of remember that....;Happy
     
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    I've done that many times. A microwave and a coffee cup works perfectly.
     
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    Agreed, I have been doing a lot of my plumbing with flex pipe- started with hot water then switched to a heat gun and a spritz of cooking spray- slides right on and when cools impossible to get off-
     
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    I'm going to do that tomorrow morning but I'm still gonna put a hose clamp on regardless. Don't want to take the risk of it falling off.
     
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    Yes, DEFINITELY clamp them- besides coming off they will leak if you don’t.
     
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    Got everything into the new tank.

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    Update with some corals in it. :)

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