My reefer 250 deluxe build, no more biocube!!

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  1. Circa916

    Circa916 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Ive always kept freshwater systems and decided to try my hand at saltwater. After a short 6 month stretch with a biocube 32 which I upgraded almost everything on it aside from a sump this was the next logical step until I can talk my fiancé into a much larger tank! This will be a mixed reef with hopefully some amazing sps

    Reefer 250 deluxe with AI hydra 26
    Reef Octopus 110-int skimmer (swapped out eshopps s-150 was way too large for sump)
    Reef Octopus Varios-6 return pump
    Dual Maxspec Gyre xf-230
    Cobalt 200w heater
    Rockscape by Jester6 with a small add-on from me for more coral space
    Ran a marine pure plate in my dads sump for a month prior to getting my tank to help with bacteria growth

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    Circa916 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    All up and running! Hopefully cycle goes quick so I can start moving my livestock over

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    tdunmore2 Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Have a livestock list?
     
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    Nice! I too would like to upgrade my three year old Biocube to a Reefer 250 or 350.
     
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    The livestock that I'm moving over will be:
    Bonded pair of true percula
    Tiny yellow tang (about the size of a quarter but hes thriving, only had him a month or so in the other tank while this one cycled)
    RBTA
    cleaner shrimp
    Multiple zoanthid colonies
    3 different torch colonies
    WWC bounce mushroom
    Acans

    the rest of the fish and corals I have already started to sell off as I am a little more dialed in as far as what I want in this tank and its placement,
    have a long list of other corals and still debating a few different fish for this tank. Would like it to be sps dominate.
     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Cyber Monday Sponsor Article Contributor Sizzling Summer Sponsor Build Thread Contributor

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    Nice!
     
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    Circa916 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks! really excited about this one, now to slowly talk the fiancé into a 180g lol
     
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    And then to 500g and then to.... Congratulations on your new build!
     
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    Circa916 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    hahaha!! just gotta keep softening her up with gifts, I find that has worked well so far. this last one the new purse made the tank "ok" may have to go for a new house if I want to go 500g!
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    Circa916 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    thnx! aquascape was by far the most important part to me this go around
     
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    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I have a RSR 250 too!!! Good luck on the build!!
     
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    started moving some of the corals and livestock from the other tank over, most all the torches had to hit the sand bed till my nem finds his special place. So far so good, everyone seems to be enjoying themselves in their new and improved home.

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    also moved one piece of sps that I got a few weeks ago from my LFS. got it on a discount cause one of the employees had messed up the lighting and browned him out, but 6 hours in after another coral dip between tanks and looks to be getting some PE and the blues are coming back, noticed under different lighting some bright yellow coralites as well. Hopefully it colors back up nicely and turns out to be a steal!

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    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Love to see a full tank shot once everything's transferred!
     
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    of course! hopefully ill get the rest of what I'm gonna put in this tank moved over this weekend
     
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    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    What did you you end up paying for that discounted sps?
     
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    Circa916 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    $40 and its probably 2" x 2" fairly large frag
     
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    Torch garden looking happy this morning

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    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Can we get a picture of the cabinet with sump and all?
     
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