Mike's Red Sea Reefer 525 XL build

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  1. mjlash22

    mjlash22 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Looking good! Should have mine in about 2 weeks. Excited to start the process!
     
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  2. mta_morrow

    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award SCAA Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Made a trip to Lowe’s today. Picked up everything I need to run 2, 15 amp gfi circuits for the system. Tomorrow will be installation day for that.

    Also picked up 6’ of clear vinyl flex. Enough to make 2 return lines.
     
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  3. mta_morrow

    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award SCAA Member Build Thread Contributor

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    2, 15 amp gfi circuits installed and hot!
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  4. mta_morrow

    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award SCAA Member Build Thread Contributor

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    And found a new place for my barnacle cluster
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  5. Zack K

    Zack K The LPS Guy R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Nice candle holder!
     
  6. kevyg

    kevyg Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Nice work!
     
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  7. mta_morrow

    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award SCAA Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Working on wire management tonight. Installed a DJ switch and panduit for wire runs.
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  8. mta_morrow

    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award SCAA Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Working on my scape![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  9. mta_morrow

    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award SCAA Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Ok. Final scape! NYOS cement used to hold all base rock and major structures together. Tuesday evening the labor shows to set the tank!

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  10. Zack K

    Zack K The LPS Guy R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Just wait. When the tank is wet, and the inner reefer starts talking to your brain. You will want to change it! Nice scape though!
     
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  11. mta_morrow

    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award SCAA Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Must.......resist.........moving..........rocks!
     
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  12. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    That scape looks great!
     
  13. mta_morrow

    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award SCAA Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks!

    Should be very fish and coral friendly.
     
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  14. mta_morrow

    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award SCAA Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks!

    Should be very fish and coral friendly.
     
  15. mta_morrow

    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award SCAA Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Help arrived this evening! The tank is on the stand! And my light arrived today too. The new maxspect razorX!
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    Wowzers. That's alot of travel and partying to get that bad boy with Marriott Points. Too bad they don't offer fish stuff...
     
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    mjlash22 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Just curious, do you have a basement? I am setting up my 525 XL right now as well and am wondering if I need to be looking at supporting the rafters in the basement. Mine is going to be against a foundation wall so I'm a little less concerned, but just curious as to your situation.
     
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  18. mta_morrow

    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award SCAA Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hi mjlash22. I am on a slab. If you’re putting yours against an outside wall. You should be just fine. I would ask how old your Home is?
     
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    mjlash22 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Brand new build.
     
  20. mta_morrow

    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award SCAA Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Then you have no worries!
     
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