Georgey’s Redsea Reefer 250 build

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Hi everyone, having only recently joined I was already pretty deep into the build of the RS250, even after joining it has only just occurred to me to do a build thread, I regret not documenting it from the start as it has been a interesting if not taxing project! so would of be nice to have something you can look back on years to come and also help other reefers out there as they have helped me.

This will be my 2nd tank, I’ve had my current tank which is a Boyu 130 for over 3yrs with moderate success due its size and filtration limitations. It was this limitation with the Boyu which drove me to wanting to go bigger and better!

So due to space permitting in my house, I decided to go for the Red Sea 250 which I plan only keeping for at least a few years where hopefully by then I’ll have the space for a redsea 450 and maybe if I’m bold enough a 500 peninsular!

My goal was always to have more fish and have a SPS dominant mix reef, hence being mindful about filtration as I was building it. Luckily I was able to bring a few things over from my current tank like my Radion light and Tunze ATO Osmilator amongst other miscellaneous stuff.

I plan on having 3 lights altogether and will use my current XR15 G4 once all the fish and coral are transferred over. I was debating whether to go with the T5 Hybrid route and really like Aquatic Life DX12 and would of put the radions on as the LED’s but having already bought the RMS rail and the KESSIL way back then 3 lights is more than enough coverage maybe I’ll do it for the next tank!

So here is my equipment list allot of it was bought with view that when I do eventually upgrade to a bigger tank it should be able to handle it.

Lighting: 2 Radion XR15 Gen 4 Pros, 1 Kessil A360X (with narrow beam reflector), RMS Rail, RMS SLIDES

Ecotech Reef link

Tunze 3155 osmilator

Skimmer: Deltec 600i csm

Return: Ecotech Vectra L1 pump

Circulation: 2 Vortech MP40QD,

AI prime 16HD refugium light

Deltec 20w UV Sterilizer

Clarisea Sk3000

X2. Two little fishes reactors

Aqua medic Doser pump

X2 Visitherm 300w submersible

Vivd Creative redsea upgrade dual return nozzle

And the list still not complete! I eventually plan on adding Apex controller to the mix!

Battery backup, maybe a chiller but unlikely.

Btw sorry about state of the walls! Having bought the house and the tank is in a spare room which is in desperate need of redecorating which I am also doing! So this build is actually part of a wider project! As if there wasn’t enough to do!

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Thanks still lots to do, currently the tank is cycling and I got to still run all the cables properly and mount the controllers, not even added any fish or corals yet! Been bit busy lately with work and other things.


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Realised the first photo the light is crap with the blues here’s another showing the aquas cape better.

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Took me bloody ages to make!
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