Cade Classic Reef S-2 1200 / Red Sea Max Nano Build

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Came here to see your liquid food automated feeding setup. Also curious as to your experience with the Reef Facory equip since I was planning the same.
The setup for liquid food will follow in a later update, I am currently away working offshore in Angola :)

As for the liquid food, I have drilled a mini fridge placed right behind the wall of the tank in which I have a dosing container. An Ecotech Versa dosing pump is dosing liquid food in to my sump right next to the return pump which delivers food to the tank. I chose this solution to keep the dosing tube as short as possible- and to have it all out of sight!

As for the Reef Factory equipment, it has all been sold as it wasn't quite up to what I wanted sadly.. It has all been replaced with tried and tested Apex equipment.
 

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The setup for liquid food will follow in a later update, I am currently away working offshore in Angola :)

As for the liquid food, I have drilled a mini fridge placed right behind the wall of the tank in which I have a dosing container. An Ecotech Versa dosing pump is dosing liquid food in to my sump right next to the return pump which delivers food to the tank. I chose this solution to keep the dosing tube as short as possible- and to have it all out of sight!

As for the Reef Factory equipment, it has all been sold as it wasn't quite up to what I wanted sadly.. It has all been replaced with tried and tested Apex equipment.
I so far have the Reef Factory x3 dosing pump in a mini fridge delivering Reef Nutrition food by one doser, RODI to flush the tube on a second doser and All For Reef on the third doser. Been having problems with connectivity--the doser keeps disconnecting from the 2.4ghz wifi access point and won't reconnect when I want to use the app unless I unplug it and replug it in--in which case I get a few minutes of time to make adjustments on the app. I wish the device could be handled by its own wifi access point, but the system seems to obligate you to control it through wifi. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
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Everything is now "under control" :p
 

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Next: CORAL!

We'll be heading up the road to mailordercorals.com next week for a butload of corals for the Cade! It's been running for 14 months FOWLR but now we're ready!

We can not wait! :star-struck:


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The anemones in the right hand Red Sea Max Nano seems to be thriving :) Couple of more going in next week with rock flower anemones on the sand on the way as well! :star-struck:

Credits to the missus for the pictures!
 

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this is amazing what is that on wall
The screen? It's a monitor I use to control the Neptune Apex aquarium controller. A Samsung M5 32" if I remember correctly.

As for the stuff over and around the tank, these will be my pump controls, temperature controllers and assorted Apex equipment.
 

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The screen? It's a monitor I use to control the Neptune Apex aquarium controller. A Samsung M5 32" if I remember correctly.

As for the stuff over and around the tank, these will be my pump controls, temperature controllers and assorted Apex equipment.
thank you sir. i do not know of much reefing i am just starting.
 
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The three Max Nano's are taking shape! :)

Right - Currently 3 rainbow BTA's and two x Maroon Clown fish. A couple more BTA as well as rock flowers are coming for that one in a montsh' time.

Center - Caribbean inspired mangrove / macro algae / gorgonia tank in the making

Left - Done cycling. Intention is a zoa only tank with the first frags arriving in a couple of weeks.
 

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Also, all the plants have moved in! They thrive in the moist environment in the fish room! ... and they look pretty :star-struck:
 

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Missus testing out her new Google Pixel 7A (entry level Google phone).

Camera not too shabby- although she could have done something with the glare from the light on the top-down ;)
 

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Think the pictures came out nice. Could maybe try those orphek lens filters if you haven't already to try get rid of the blue hue a bit but the pics look good nevertheless !
 
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Think the pictures came out nice. Could maybe try those orphek lens filters if you haven't already to try get rid of the blue hue a bit but the pics look good nevertheless !
Thanks, I will let her know they were well received! Will make her happy..

I will give those a go! :) We both used to have iPhones so the lens we have in the house doesn't fit on the Pixel camera layout sadly..
 

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That is a gorgeous tank. I've been eyeballing Cades for an upgrade once I have some space.

Even more than the tank, I love the whole room! The spacing of the tanks, they match, different themes. The 'control station' with the Apex is glorious. A wall full of reef accoutrements. And a fellow gin drinker (nice collection there too).

The whole room is goals. Following along!
 

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