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I currently do not have a tank and have been out of the hobby for about 5 years. I do have limited experience and have maintained an LPS dominate cube and a 75 FOWLR in the past.

In the near future I will be doing a mixed reef, bare bottom Red Sea Reefer 250 running on the Triton method. My attempt will be to automate as much as possible for the ultimate ULM tank.

Equipment Product Description, Category, & Quantity: (Estimated Cost ~$9k)


Red Sea REEFER 250 SYSTEM- White (54 GAL) Tank 1
Neptune Systems DOS & DDR DOSING SYSTEM PACKAGE Dosing System 2
Neptune Systems APEX CONTROLLER SYSTEM Controller 1
Kessil AP700 LED LIGHTING PANEL Light 1
EcoTech Marine VORTECH MP40WQD QUIETDRIVE PROPELLER PUMP Wave Maker 2
Synergy Reef TS-26 Triton Method Sump, Fusion Blue, R to L (Refugium Sump) Sump 1
Eshopps S-200 SPACE SAVING G4 PROTEIN SKIMMER Protein Skimmer 1
Triton CORE7 10L BASE ELEMENTS - TRITON METHOD Triton Chemicals 1
H160 TUNA FLORA LED ALGAE GROW LIGHT Fuge Light 1
Bulk Reef Supply 6 STAGE 75GPD PLUS RO/DI SYSTEM RODI 1
Neptune Systems COR-15 INTELLIGENT RETURN PUMP (1500 GPH) Sump Pump 1
Neptune Systems ATK AUTO TOP OFF KIT ATO 1
Neptune Systems FMK FLOW MONITORING KIT Flow Monitoring 1
MOAI: Robot Glass Cleaner Glass Cleaner 1
EcoTech Marine VORTECH BATTERY BACK-UP Battery Backup 1
Neptune Systems LDK LEAK DETECTION KIT Leak Detection 1
Cobalt Aquatics NEO-THERM SUBMERSIBLE HEATER (300W) Heater 1
Neptune Systems VORTECH WIRELESS MODULE: WXM Wave Maker Module 1
Trigger Systems SAPPHIRE ATO 5 GALLON RESERVOIR ATO 1
Neptune Systems AFS AUTOMATIC FEEDING SYSTEM Auto Feeder 1
Kessil AP700 HANGING KIT Light 1
Neptune Systems I/O BREAKOUT BOX Breakout Box 1
Kessil A-SERIES GOOSENECK (TANK MOUNT) Fuge Light 1
Neptune Systems SV-1 SOLENOID VALVE ATO 1
EcoTech Marine VORTECH DRIVER MOUNT Wavemaker 2
Neptune Systems CD CROSSOVER DIET FISH & CORAL FOOD Fish Food 1


Potential Livestock Description: (Estimated Cost ~$2k)

Regal Angelfish
Golden Rhomboidalis Wrasse (Super Male)
Premium Black Snowflake Ocellaris Clownfish (Bonded Pair)
Purple Tang
Helfrichi Firefish
Potters Angelfish
Pacific Redstripe Hogfish
Blue Tang
Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish
Ruby Red Dragonet (Male)
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Banded Trochus Snail
Tail Spot Blenny
Dragonface Pipefish
Hector's Goby
Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab - Tiny
Green Mandarin
Emerald Crab
Indonesian Cultured Blue Squamosa Clam
20-40lbs of Live Rock
 
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Best of luck!!! Start a build thread and keep us up to date...
 

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I have a RSR 250 and I love it. I would definitely do some additional research on those fish choices. Some are too big for the 250 and not reef safe. Looking forward to seeing your build!
 
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Thanks for the support. Hopefully this build starts sooner rather than later!

I am sure the Regal Angel and most of the tangs will be too big, but could probably get away with 1 of these out of the bunch if I can find the right size at my LFS.

Angels are typically "with caution" in my research but have heard it's all about solid feeding schedules and successes vary case by case.

The longnose butterfly could eat the clam and the pipefish would not do well with any of the larger semi-aggressive fish listed so it will probably be left off.

Anything else I am missing that I should be aware of based on your experiences?
 
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@Crystal Reef Aquatics which Triton sump of yours do you recommend for a Red Sea Reefer 250 and 350?
We have our RSR series that is a direct replacement for both the 250 and 350 V2. Red sea is currently unrolling V3 models and we are working on having these designs finished by the end of the week. We can also do custom work to accommodate any specific desires. If you have time to chat, private message me your phone number and we can discuss this in further detail. Also, we can put together an attractive package price for everything with free shipping to your door! Thanks for your interest!
 
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Thank you for the support! I am in the early stages of planning my build, but when I pull the trigger I will definitely take you up on your offer!
 
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I have a RSR 250 and I love it. I would definitely do some additional research on those fish choices. Some are too big for the 250 and not reef safe. Looking forward to seeing your build!

Agreed, awesome tank, but at 55 gal for the dt that’s a lot of fish. I currently have a yellow tang, coral beauty, maroon clown, 6 line wrasse and yellow watchman goby and I feel way overstocked
 

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