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Sorry for the disinformation, there are no frogs in this build. It would be cool though!

So what's in this build? Probably the something similar to every other build....

We're starting with a Redsea (or is it RedSea?) 625- 133 gallon display with a 32 gallon sump. It's roughly 5' long, 2' wide, and 2' deep. Let's not quibble over a few inches either way. I am fully aware of the bracing issue with the 725xl v1 and v2. No need to bring it up, thanks for your concern.

I didn't intend to buy into the whole RedSea line, but I am running 3 of their reefled90s, and the RSK600 skimmer. For the return pump I'm running a Current eflux DC pump. I don't recall the model. Heating is via BRS 600w titanium heater and Inkbird controller. Eventually this will be switched to two 300w heaters for redundancy. Water is provided via a BRS 6 stage rodi unit.

Substrate and rock are Caribsea "special grade" aragonite and Liferock.

That's it so far. Here's a few pics of the setup so far and my girl helping me put it together.

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Worked on the rockscape a little more tonight. I wanted to epoxy the arch in place a bit. While looking at it, I didn't like the hard angles of the joint. I broke off a few pieces of spare rock and rounded it out a bit.
 

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Sorry for the disinformation, there are no frogs in this build. It would be cool though!

So what's in this build? Probably the something similar to every other build....

We're starting with a Redsea (or is it RedSea?) 625- 133 gallon display with a 32 gallon sump. It's roughly 5' long, 2' wide, and 2' deep. Let's not quibble over a few inches either way. I am fully aware of the bracing issue with the 725xl v1 and v2. No need to bring it up, thanks for your concern.

I didn't intend to buy into the whole RedSea line, but I am running 3 of their reefled90s, and the RSK600 skimmer. For the return pump I'm running a Current eflux DC pump. I don't recall the model. Heating is via BRS 600w titanium heater and Inkbird controller. Eventually this will be switched to two 300w heaters for redundancy. Water is provided via a BRS 6 stage rodi unit.

Substrate and rock are Caribsea "special grade" aragonite and Liferock.

That's it so far. Here's a few pics of the setup so far and my girl helping me put it together.

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Sweet scape. Will be nice to see the progression.
 
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I made a little bit of progress today- I got my sump plumbed, and I set up my rodi unit.

For the return pump, I used braided hose from HomeDepot. Yes, you may see a stainless steel hose clamp in there. It's only temporary, I have plastic clamps on order from BRS.

The rodi station is put together under my laundry sink. I didn't mount it because I want to be able to easily pull it out when it's time to change filters. Unless the kids/dogs start knocking it around.... I have a float valve on order for the can from BRS as well.

I'm hoping to get this tank filled with water tomorrow!
 

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We've got lights (RedSea Reefled90), gyre pumps (RedSea Reefwave45), and water! I added some Fritz miracle bacteria a few days ago.

I didn't know I was going to turn into a RedSea fan boy, it just sort of happened. For what it's worth, I had zero problems connecting and setting up over wifi.
 

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Seeing it in pics is "That looks nice" but seeing the real thing is like "WOW". Just received mine last night after a 3 month wait. EXO custom 3 section lid with three 8" feeding doors. 84x30x24 double euro brace tank so the lid sits flush to the top of the tank. No tabs. Perfect fit. I'm sure you will love it. Well worth the price and wait.
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Seeing it in pics is "That looks nice" but seeing the real thing is like "WOW". Just received mine last night after a 3 month wait. EXO custom 3 section lid with three 8" feeding doors. 84x30x24 double euro brace tank so the lid sits flush to the top of the tank. No tabs. Perfect fit. I'm sure you will love it. Well worth the price and wait.
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That looks fantastic! I can't wait to get my Exo.
 
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