Daltrey's Red Sea Reefer 750 XXL Build

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  1. solitude127

    solitude127 Active Member R2R Supporter SCMAS Member

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    I just ordered one for my Red Sea 170. Can you post how it is to build it?
     

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    Daltrey Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Just finished the screen top. I have to say I do not like it at all. That's a couple hours of my life I will never get back. Looks like I will be going topless. :)

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    solitude127 Active Member R2R Supporter SCMAS Member

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    what about it do you not like?
     
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    Daltrey Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    There is a whole lot of measuring and cutting with a hack saw. I would take the time to measure it yourself as the measurements red sea provided did not work for me.
     
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    Daltrey Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    It just takes away from the nice clean lines and look I am going for.
     
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    Daltrey Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Well I have some exciting news coming up. Still working out the details so stay tuned.
     
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    I ordered an artfully acrylic custom for my 525xl says it takes 6 weeks but they look so sweet. And can come with a feeding door. Expensive but worth it.
     
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    Here is a pic with just the 60” t5 ho miro-4 in coral plus and blue plus. Now it's time to decide on the main led lighting.

    So far my options are 3 radion xr30w gen 4 or two kessil ap700. Will be running the two 60” t5 on the outside with the led running in the middle.

    Why does it have to be so hard to make a decision on lighting?

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    mjlash22 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Red Sea has already put a video out there on how to build it, but it would be cool to see from someone outside of the company and their view of it!
     
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    Daltrey Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I would think the smaller net tops wouldn’t be too difficult. Unfortunately for me I’m working with a six foot tank and the brace is so flimsy it’s ridiculous and feels very cheaply made.

     
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  11. johnnyk731

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    Just get a geisemann aurora or spectra
     
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    Daltrey Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Ok, now I’m seriously considering this!
     
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    Yeah man I had ai hydra 52x3 and canned then for the 48 aurora on my 525 they have a 60 inch in both models and if you go look around a lot of people prefer the look / less light overflow of not having s fixture end to end on their tank. Plus it just looks clean.
     
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    Daltrey Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Why is shipping $170? I have shipped items twice that size for a lot less. I shipped a les paul guitar and had ups box and pack it for me for $100.

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    Dude idk that ****** me right off too but I did it bc I feel there are no better lids out there
     
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    Sorry to hear that.
     
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