My Red Sea Reefer 250

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  1. stscream4187

    stscream4187 Well-Known Member

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    Wow that's great. I'm planning on orange spot filefish so that's going to be my gamble! It'll be worth the work in the end
     

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    Nice! I tried one before but i had no luck.
     
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    Sorry if I missed it, but what are you using for a return pump?
     
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    It is a Jebao 6000 DC. I have it on the 2nd setting and adjusted the drain and the tank is silent.
     
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    Went to the LEAR frag swap. Got some nice Zoas and shrooms and a couple cool rock anemones. Love the bright green Rock nem. A couple crappy pics for you! ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1456167296.920518.jpg ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1456167312.935629.jpg
     
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    I love the lear swap, it's my favorite one by far.
     
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    This was my first time there. It was incredible. I wish I would've had a frag tank up and running to get more stuff.
     
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    So do you think a 4000 would work? I was at the Lear swap, too. Best swap around - I don't even have a tank set up right now and I wouldn't miss it. I really like that second mushroom, looks like a yuma.
     
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    I do think a 4000 would be fine for a 250 Reefer. Yeah, I really had a great time at the LEAR swap.

    It is a yuma. Once I figure out how to take pics I will get a better one bc it's really cool. Some green and blue in it too.
     
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    Well the corals are looking great in the tank but I don't have a camera other than my iPhone. I need to work on that. But here's a couple. ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1456453115.334908.jpg ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1456453132.936578.jpg

    I also have the skimmer almost running perfect now so I'm excited about that.
     
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    Update on the tank, everything is great. I currently have 2 bangai cardinals, an azure damsel and a flame hawkfish. Here's a FTS. Going to borrow a camera once the coral starts growing ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1456693022.480188.jpg
     
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    All going well and coral starting to take. Once I get a real camera I'll take better pics. ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1457659809.246939.jpg ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1457659817.072475.jpg ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1457659828.304599.jpg ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1457659839.534071.jpg
     
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    The tabs that hold it, do they come with the kit? Also, your plumbing on your water station, can you explain it a little more and how it works? What's the top plumbing for? I think I see a pump to help drain?
     
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    By tabs, I assume you mean the screen top? No they do not. I ordered them here http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/auqa-gadget-screen-top-suspension-clips-innovative-marine.html and I got the 12mm. Works perfect.

    The water station - The brute on the right is where the RO/DI fills up. I have valves on the top and bottom to keep the water in there. When I need to fill up my ATO, I open the bottom right valve and the valve in the center and turn on the pump to fill up a bucket.

    When I want to make saltwater, I open the bottom right valve and the top left valve and turn on the pump. This fills the left brute. Once filled, I add salt and only keep open the top left and bottom left valves and put in the heater and leave the pump running. This mixes it overnight for when I want to change water.

    Does this make sense? I'm sure I'm not using the best terms for the plumbing. I can take some more pics if that's easier.
     
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    Got a decent picture of my coral banded shrimp. He lost both big claws in the tank transfer, defense mechanism? Anyone know if they'll grow back? Either way he's happy and eating.
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    This is definitely my favorite fish, our flame hawk. So colorful and funny. ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1458043265.845856.jpg
     
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    Got a camera and I am learning. This is confusing at first to be honest. But I like these pictures better so far.
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    Rearranged a little bit and glued down some corals. Can't wait to see everything grow in.
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    Such a good idea having the storage tank. Thanks for that..
     
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