- Apr 8, 2020
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- London, England
NXE's Red Sea Reefer-S 1000 G2
Three years ago I started my first saltwater aquarium, a Red Sea Peninsula 500 (build thread here: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/nxes-red-sea-reefer-peninsula-500.847535/). I had expected to keep that tank for many years, but plans changed when we decided to move out of London to have more space for our young family. Thankfully, the move means much more living space, going from an apartment to a house, and provided the perfect excuse for an upgrade! I did look into moving my existing tank, but the quotes I received were more expensive than the tank itself and I knew that I would want to upgrade in a few years anyway. I plan to sell the Pensinsual 500 once everything has been transferred to the new tank.
In terms of selecting the new tank, there was an obvious space for a tank in the kitchen of the new house which perfectly suited the dimensions of the Reefer-S 1000. I used the AR viewer on the Red Sea website to get a sense of what the tank would look like in the space:
The Reefer-S also has a number of improvements over the Peninsula 500 that I was looking for, including an aluminium frame, euro bracing, armoured seams and dual returns. I considered Waterbox, but their closest equivalent, the REEF LX 340.7, is too wide for the space available. D-D Reef Pro aquariums are also popular in the UK, but their largest tank is only 180cm wide, so wouldn't make full use of the space.
I placed the order for the tank in March and it was delivered last week (delivery was a bit of a nightmare, as I will detail in my next post). I will only be able to work intermittently on the new tank over the next few months and am not planning to transfer the livestock from my existing tank until the summer. I am looking forward to the new possibilities that such a large tank will offer in terms of keeping more and larger fish as well as the opportunity to implement some of the lessons learned from my previous build. Thanks for reading this far and I hope this will be an interesting journey
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