Red Sea 625 xxl

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  1. Tray333

    Tray333 Well-Known Member

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    Just got it yesterday and wanted to show it off. It comes packaged well and lucky for me the delivery driver wheeled the 845 pound pallet into my garage for me with pallet jack. If you are wondering some of the cabinet pieces are under the tank on pallet. Most of the pieces are shrink wrapped on the sides. Red Sea really has done a very nice job in making shipment crate with more than adequate foam and padding for this beast. The stand assembly is a challenge, with very tiny pictures in instructions , cam locks and pegs, but with some effort and patience it turns out nice. I have to wait for my friends to help me with the tank on stand move, so that is all I have now. So far everything look to be made with quality in mind and I hope to share more in the near future.

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    Congrats. Keep us in the loop as you progress. I'm planning to pull the trigger soon on a Red Sea Max 500S. We just moved to NC from NJ and I sold everything I had prior to the move.
     
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    I just got the big brother to yours. The stand can be tricky.

    You don't live in Texas by chance? Our house has the same layout.
     
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    Tray333 Well-Known Member

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    Yes I do, league city.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Looking good, mine is coming so slowly lol. I went with black too
     
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    Looking good! Nice addition to your tank collection
     
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    That's a beautiful piece
     
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    I hate you. Haha
     
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    Following along! I've got a 2016 Max S 650 so interesting to see your build etc.

    Oh and I've just noticed you will have at least 3 tanks from the photos ?
     
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    Yes, I have somehow convinced my wife that reef keeping is therapeutic and it is medically necessary to have multiple tanks. Lol.. I have a 14 gallon biocube, with a prime led modification, Red Sea 250 rsm with 2 hydra 52's modification, and the new 625 will have 3 hydra 52's.

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    Here is the Red Sea 250

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    So I am taking it your a huge fan of AI lighting ? How much do you like AI ?
     
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    Yes I have been very happy with all my AI lights. Some say that they are not the best, but I think they are for my reef keeping experience. I have seen growth out of lps, sps, and softies. I use one of their signature series program (found on their website, I use the Canadian recipe)on the prime and 52's that (I modified the times of operation) seems to make my corals happy. I like AI's customer service as well, one of the power supply for the 52 went bad after a few months of operation, and they overnighted a replacement free of charge. I would indeed recommend their products...
     
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    So far I have been buying equipment waiting for this build. To date this is what I have collected.

    480 pounds of Tropic Eden Reef flakes aragonite sand

    Tunze doc 9430 D.C.

    Vortech M-1 (however I may return for L-1) have not decided yet.

    2 medium Avast spy glass reactors without pumps

    2 xf 250 maxspects gyre pumps with just one controller

    1 back up battery vortech , I will get one more soon

    3 hydra 52's with mounts

    250 pound or so dried live rock, assortment of tonga branches, tonga shelfs, Fiji base rock, Punjabi base rock, however I bought to much.

    I still need refugium light which I will get the kessile 380 and mount once I get other things in place. I probably get the esshope 2 part dousing pump like I have on the Red Sea 250, it has performed well.
     
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    I think this is the look I am looking for as my aquscape

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    that aquascape makes my head hurt. Love the tank though :p
     
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    Lol, I accept and welcome the criticism. I have no idea what I am doing with it.
     
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