Kris’s Reef - 200gal CADE 1800 Pro Reef

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I am following as I just ordered the same tank. How’d you mount those lights with the ATO lid? Are you worried about the light bleed from the fuge into the tank? What’s in those media baskets and are they easy to manipulate? Easy to get to your return pump?
 

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Hi guys

Recently moved house and starting the build of my new 200gal reef.

The tank of choice was a CADE 1800 Pro Reef.
They are very popular in Australia and making their way to the US reefing scene I think.

this thread will follow my build and progress to date on my tank build.

hope you like it

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I am very interested in getting this exact tank, I am worried about the metric plumbing, what is your experience so far? and do you think it can be fitted for a roller fleece
 
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I am following as I just ordered the same tank. How’d you mount those lights with the ATO lid? Are you worried about the light bleed from the fuge into the tank? What’s in those media baskets and are they easy to manipulate? Easy to get to your return pump?

I mounted the light to the back glass of the ATO.
Please see pic below. You cut the ATO cover to fit as required. You can also buy additional ATO lids for this purpose. Some people also chose to mount the lights side to side of the tank.

There is no more bleed from the Refugium as I covered the under side of the tank with black vinyl. See pictures below. There is a before and after pic.

The media baskets are for whatever media you want to use, carbon, matrix, whatever. There are 9 of them and water flows through them and out to the return pump. The pump is easy to access.

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I am very interested in getting this exact tank, I am worried about the metric plumbing, what is your experience so far? and do you think it can be fitted for a roller fleece

I am thinking of going with the Triton method myself. So a Refugium was a must for me. So I just removed the filter sock compartment all together to create a large Refugium chamber instead. It also allows me space to fit a roller mat of kind in there if I need to, but I think that the triton method recommends no filter socks or other methods of nutrient removal so I won’t bother.

because the tank comes pre-plumbed, I haven’t had to deal with this issue myself. But if you feel like you need to modify I am sure you can get some pieces from places like marine depot or BRS
 
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Great looking build! I have the CADE 1500 and am about as far along as you are. I really like the look of the cutouts on the ATO lid, I was hesitant about doing that myself but now I will be firing up the dremmel. Did you remove the filter sock section altogether, that's an interesting move.

I found the XR15s to be just the right amount of light, I will have three above mine and based on the two already mounted the PAR levels are a tad high at full intensity.

I'm running out of media I can put in the media section. What is your plan there?
 

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Great looking build! I have the CADE 1500 and am about as far along as you are. I really like the look of the cutouts on the ATO lid, I was hesitant about doing that myself but now I will be firing up the dremmel. Did you remove the filter sock section altogether, that's an interesting move.

I found the XR15s to be just the right amount of light, I will have three above mine and based on the two already mounted the PAR levels are a tad high at full intensity.

I'm running out of media I can put in the media section. What is your plan there?
Beautiful set up. How did you stack your rock? Is is glued?
 

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I am thinking of going with the Triton method myself. So a Refugium was a must for me. So I just removed the filter sock compartment all together to create a large Refugium chamber instead. It also allows me space to fit a roller mat of kind in there if I need to, but I think that the triton method recommends no filter socks or other methods of nutrient removal so I won’t bother.

because the tank comes pre-plumbed, I haven’t had to deal with this issue myself. But if you feel like you need to modify I am sure you can get some pieces from places like marine depot or BRS
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I just purchased a 1500 and a BRS Clarisea 5000. I am very handy and I feel I can disassemble the sock and refugium divider and fit the fleece roller. If the sump is connected with silicone, I should be able to separate and rearrange. Were you successful in connecting the rollers?. Filter socks are so 1980 ;)

Thanks
 
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Howdy! Great build, following closely as I just pulled the trigger on the same tank. I envy your patience waiting for 4 months until you stock. At least I have my JBJ 28 to tide me over.
 
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Great looking build! I have the CADE 1500 and am about as far along as you are. I really like the look of the cutouts on the ATO lid, I was hesitant about doing that myself but now I will be firing up the dremmel. Did you remove the filter sock section altogether, that's an interesting move.

I found the XR15s to be just the right amount of light, I will have three above mine and based on the two already mounted the PAR levels are a tad high at full intensity.

I'm running out of media I can put in the media section. What is your plan there?
They really are nice tanks.
I agree in the 15s. I have 4 on mine on acclimation mode for now. Lights finally came on about a week ago.

Here are some pics of my media baskets
 

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I just purchased a 1500 and a BRS Clarisea 5000. I am very handy and I feel I can disassemble the sock and refugium divider and fit the fleece roller. If the sump is connected with silicone, I should be able to separate and rearrange. Were you successful in connecting the rollers?. Filter socks are so 1980 ;)

Thanks
Yes, I did away with the 1980s filter socks too!
That’s what thing all tank designers should do away with IMO

here are a few pics of how I installed my SK-5000.

CADE’s use Chinese plumming so the sizes are different. But here in Australia we have few places that stock this size plumming. So just got some elbows and pipe and hooked it up.

My EcoTech Vectra M2 is running at 90% constant speed and the fleece is doing okay. Water is very clean.

my nutrients are doing well with the Roller, Refugium and Skimmer.
Phos: 0.01ppm
Nitrate: 4ppm
 

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Yes, I did away with the 1980s filter socks too!
That’s what thing all tank designers should do away with IMO

here are a few pics of how I installed my SK-5000.

CADE’s use Chinese plumming so the sizes are different. But here in Australia we have few places that stock this size plumming. So just got some elbows and pipe and hooked it up.

My EcoTech Vectra M2 is running at 90% constant speed and the fleece is doing okay. Water is very clean.

my nutrients are doing well with the Roller, Refugium and Skimmer.
Phos: 0.01ppm
Nitrate: 4ppm
Thanks. This is really helpful
 
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Big week for the CADE tank. This week all the Neptune gear started to arrive.
APEX, Trident, DOS, etc ...

Gee pics of the finished install. Still waiting for additional DOS units to arrive
 

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