Gribbliest's Reefer 750 XXL Build

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  1. Gribbliest

    Gribbliest Active Member

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    And so it begins...

    Just 2 weeks ago I decided it was time to get back into the hobby, I moved over to the USA from the UK 2 years ago, and haven't kept marines for 3 years or so.

    Today this little lot arrived...

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    So, after stalking a bunch of people on r2r building their 750XXL's, I made some partially informed and some rash decisions as to what I am going for. So far I have made the following decisions:

    RedSea Reefer 750 XXL
    Reef Octo 250INT Skimmer - ITS HUGE!! I hope it fits.
    Reef Octo VarioS-8 Return Pump
    4 x VorTech MP40QD + Battery Backup
    Kessil H380 Grow Lamp
    AquaMaxx Tech-O3 Ozonizer
    BRS 5 Stage RO - still need to buy some containers for my water - any suggestions?
    GHL Profilux 4 Aquarium Computer
    Vortech Controller for P4
    3 x GHL Profilux Mitras LX7206

    Plan is to go primarily SPS, maybe some LPS too - so I'm hoping this will be a good start.

    This bunch of rocks also turned up...

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    Now, just waiting for something to put them in... Ordered my 750XXL last weekend - I was fortunate and the distributor had one in stock, it should be arriving on Saturday Morning - all things being equal!

    Wish me luck - I will try to keep this up to date as I go :)
     
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  2. dbl

    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Good luck with the build...signing up to follow along.
     
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  3. oceanfreak09

    oceanfreak09 Active Member

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    You are one lucky person!!! I envy someone who can build a 750 gallon and buy all new top equipment. Sounds like one of my dreams!! Good luck and I hope everything goes well. Following.
     
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  4. Gribbliest

    Gribbliest Active Member

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    I wish it was 750gallons, just 200! I assume the 750 is litres :)

    Shipping notification this evening on my lights :D
     
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    Following this build hands down equipment list looks amazing !
     
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  6. oceanfreak09

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    200 gallons is still a good size build!! Don’t you just love all the new goodies coming in the mail!! It makes it feel like Christmas doesn’t it!?!
     
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    It sure does :)
     
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    Forgot how much I hate scaping!!

    Thoughts?

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    Not sure I like it. Suggestions definitely welcome!
     
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    Congrats and looking forward to it!
     
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    Think I need to fix the left hand side - too closed - especially as that's going to be the side of the tank you have most visibility of.
     
  12. oceanfreak09

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    Play with it as long as it takes so that you are completely satisfied. Now is the time to get it right. Not when the tank is wet and you have Corals mounted. I would suggest to get some epoputy and make some really cool structures. It works great when you can make the Scape when rock is dry.
     
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  13. Gribbliest

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    So had a go at scaping - I see what you mean about it being easier dry!

    Do you think my 'floating ledge' should face left or right...
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    Ran out of aquascapefix, but have a center piece to build too..
     
  14. Gribbliest

    Gribbliest Active Member

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    Some toys arrived:

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    Light brackets all mounted to the cabinet, now just need some manpower to get that thing lifted. Boy it's heavy!
     
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    Won't need to go to the gym for a while!!!

    No fingers lost either!!!

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    This is the current plan for the central piece:

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    What did you put under the stand that looks like tile?
     
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    Build looks fantastic so far! Subscribing for sure!
     
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  18. chefjpaul

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    Looks great!
     
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    It's a piece of plywood, with vinyl flooring covering it.
     
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    Scape looks great, I love the floating ledge look. I'd just make sure when it finds it's final spot you can easily get any maintenance tools in and around it. Great hardware choices!
     
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