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Hey guys new to reef to reef... Just thought I’d share my new build I’m working on with the new Reefer XL Series. So far for equipment I have a Ecotech Vectra S2 return, two Ecotech MP40WQD, Eshopps skimmer, Kessil A360 for lighting tho upgrading to the AP700, Clarisea Filter Roll being installed in the next few days. Lmk what you guys think any suggestions or input would be great!

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I just bought this set up! Im waiting for it. what size is your skimmer? I got a Red Sea skimmer 600. I think my Vectra L2 may be a little large but I may also install a cooler later on. Not sure. Also got the BRStv dual reactor for my gfo ands carbon. How long will you cycle your tank for?
 

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Hey guys new to reef to reef... Just thought I’d share my new build I’m working on with the new Reefer XL Series. So far for equipment I have a Ecotech Vectra S2 return, two Ecotech MP40WQD, Eshopps skimmer, Kessil A360 for lighting tho upgrading to the AP700, Clarisea Filter Roll being installed in the next few days. Lmk what you guys think any suggestions or input would be great!

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Is that a dosing machine attached to the built in wall there on the right? Thats very cool. So organized.
 
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I just bought this set up! Im waiting for it. what size is your skimmer? I got a Red Sea skimmer 600. I think my Vectra L2 may be a little large but I may also install a cooler later on. Not sure. Also got the BRStv dual reactor for my gfo ands carbon. How long will you cycle your tank for?
So I also have a vectra L2 and it fits perfect under there I learned a long time ago to buy a pump that exceeded what I needed you don’t have to have it turned all the way up better to have the option to get more flow out of the pump, I have the RS300 skimmer just installed it last week haven’t updated the thread yet. As far as cycling goes I used 40gal of my old water so it didn’t really cycle it’s been up 6 weeks now and levels are stable so i think I’m in the clear.
 
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Is that a dosing machine attached to the built in wall there on the right? Thats very cool. So organized.
No those are the controllers to the Ecotech MP40s and the Ecotech return pump. I built that to hide the wiring and also use it as a control board. The cut out will be for the ATo container when ever they get more of the one I want.
 
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Update on lighting I finally pulled the trigger on 2 Ecotech Radion XR15 Blue G5 over the Kessil AP9X and added the diffusers... I know a lot of people are saying the diffusers arnt necessary but for me I’m not running 100 percent so losing a very small percentage in par will not be a issue and it really makes the light distribution amazing.

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Oh man, how'd you get the Clarisea into the sump? I worry about buying one and not being able to fit it. I have no idea how it would work but gosh, I want one so bad
 
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Oh man, how'd you get the Clarisea into the sump? I worry about buying one and not being able to fit it. I have no idea how it would work but gosh, I want one so bad
You have to remove the cup holders so pretty much you have a square section it’s a right fit lol just make sure you have all the correct plumbing adapters including the 32mm to 1in
 
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