Mike's Red Sea Reefer 525 XL build

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  1. mta_morrow

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    Just re-reading some posts and realized you are setting up a 525xl now as well! That’s awesome! Do you have a build thread? If so, please share! If not, start one!
     
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  2. mta_morrow

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    Got the plumbing installed last night. Pretty straight forward. Put some water in the overflow box to sit overnight. No leaks this morning.
    Next step is to transfer the aquascape into the tank.
     
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  3. mta_morrow

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    Checkout the new maxspect razorX!
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    Cherub Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    looking good!
     
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  5. mta_morrow

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    Thanks man!
     
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    mjlash22 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Already started one! It’s in my signature.
     
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    Following!
     
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    Scape is in the tank! Lots of space for coral, lots of swim throughs and caves, plenty of room left for cleaning.
    Sand today, water tomorrow!
     
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    mjlash22 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Looking good!
     
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    Wet at last!
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    Hulley Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Tank is looking great, I can't wait to see how you like the RazorX!
     
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    I had the prior Razor on my IM30L and liked it. This one has a better spectrum and controls. My wife and I both like the modern look as well above the tank.

    I’m anxious to get it up and running and using the seneye to set the spectrum and par.
     
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    Dosed ammonia to 3 ppm last night. Here we are 24 hrs in. Added a bottle each of API, bio spira, and Dr Tim’s last night as well.

    Cycle is in underway!
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    And we now have light! Cycle is still underway.
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    I personally wouldn’t use light while cycling. Just inhabitants unwelcome algae growth.
     
  16. mta_morrow

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    I’m not. Just checking to make sure it works!
     
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    Just read through, NICE looking tank ! ! ! :):)

    I like the scape :)

    Leave it to shipping company to not properly tie down their load.... Glad tank was OK and everything worked out. ;)
     
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    Thanks! I’m ready to start adding livestock and bring some life to it!
     
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    Just started my cycle as well! Glad everything turned out good for you on the start up.
     
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    Thanks mjlash22. Following yours as well and you have made great progress. I like the way you are doing things, especially your plumbing. Maybe I will do that someday if I get the gumption! Starting up a tank is a lot of fun. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am! And I’m really liking the 525xl a lot!
     
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