Cade Classic Reef S-2 1200 Build

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Hi Reefers!

I am just about to pull the trigger on my new aquarium within a couple of weeks. This will be a significant upgrade from my old and scratched 2nd hand Red Sea Reefer 170 that i have now.

I am aiming for a well (..heavy!) stocked low nutrient mixed reef; predominantly LPS though as the missus likes the movement that it gives; I will however have some SPS corals in the upper part.

I will off course be doing a proper build tread once i get going but before i go ahead, I am looking for any final comments or advice on below equipment:

Let me know what you think :grinning-face-with-big-eyes:


Aquarium:
- Cade Classic Reef S-2 1200 (512 L / 135 gal)

Flow:
- Royal Exclusive Red Dragon 3 100W
- Stock Cade manifold with three gate-valved outlets supplied by the return pump(s)
- 2 x Red Sea ReefWave 45 gyre pumps

Filtration:
- Clarissa SK-3000 Gen 3 Filter Roller
- Integrated refugium for growing macro algae (chaeto)
- Refugium is fed by the overflow from the filter sock chamber
- Refugium overflow drains in to the skimmer chamber
- Reef Octopus Regal 150-S protein skimmer
- 2 x Two Little Fishies fluidized reactors (Carbon + Spare) supplied by the manifold
- Evolution Aqua evo25S UV steriliser supplied by the manifold
- 6 KG Maxspect Nano-Tech Bio-Spheres

Chemistry:
- Reef Factory KH Keeper Plus
- Reef Factory Dosing Pump x 4
- Triton Core-7
- Tropic Marin Pro-Reef salt
- Gravity-fed ATO in the back compartment of the aquarium

Lighting:
- 3 x Ecotech Radion XR015 Gen 6 Pro
- Kessil H160 (Tuna Flora) Refugium light

Heating / Cooling:
- D&D 650w titanium heater
- D&D Ocean Breeze Cooling Fans (x6)

Automation:
- 2 x Reef Factory Dosing Pump (Large) for water change
- Reef Factory Thermo Control
- Reef Factory pH Meter
- Reef Factory Level Sensor(s)
- Reef Factory Salinity Guardian
- Reef Factory Power Switcher(s)
- Reef Octopus Cup Cleaner 150
- Reef Octopus Waste Collector WC140

Mixing station:
- 2 x Reef Factory Smart TDS meter (before- and after DI-unit)
- 2 x Brute Container 121.1 L
- Jecod MCB-12000 return pump
 
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Other than the Clarisea (I'd get the ReefMat 500 instead), you have a very nice shopping list! :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:
Oh, I wanted that one too- but I can not fit in the in the sump compartment where I want. Compromise was the Clarissa.. :)
 
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Hey, Following along. I too am going with the Core 7 and Tropic Marin salt mix. Looking foreword to seeing your success.

Only one opinion and something that I have not experienced yet but have been told by wiser people...break up the heaters into smaller ones instead of relying on just one.
 
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Hey, Following along. I too am going with the Core 7 and Tropic Marin salt mix. Looking foreword to seeing your success.

Only one opinion and something that I have not experienced yet but have been told by wiser people...break up the heaters into smaller ones instead of relying on just one.
Yeah, should have done that- i did buy an additional 650w heater thought which sits in there as a backup :)

It’s all coming together nicely; now is just the waiting for the cycle to complete!

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