Red Sea Reefer 250 Work From Home Office Edition

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I’m going to be working from home a majority of time post COVID world and being in tech management, I’ve found that a reef tank helps with managing stress. A local reefer was getting out of the hobby, so I was able to buy this RSR 250 for a good price. Planning on taking lessons learned from my previous tanks and taking things more strategically including getting the plumbing set up the way I want it from the get go and keeping the Sump clean.

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Wanted to create my own reef art with plenty of places to place corals and places that fish can hide/perch. Bought a bunch of rock and got weird looks from the wife when she found a huge box on a porch filled with rocks. After multiple days breaking rocks and trying different placements I ended up with this.
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I also used up the rubble and powder left over from breaking the larger rocks apart to try to hide some of the seams of the mortar. It did a decent job of hiding it, but I could’ve used a better method of applying the glue and rubble.
 

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@omcantu great to see another reefer with a Reefer 250, got one too! Take it slow and you’ll have a lot of success. Careful with the plumbing. Conversion unions DO NOT work on RS part #42221. See my build thread. I’m following yours.
 
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Thanks guys! I’ve definitely been taking it slow, but not as slow as @powers2001 !
I ordered some wrong parts for the manifold so that will have to be done later. I did get an Aquamaxx filter roller made for the RS170 and it fits really nice! Going to work on a control board next to keep wires neat tonight and hopefully get the cycling going this weekend. Anyone have any suggestions on a mount set up for two Hydra 32s?

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I'm a few weeks behind you on my Reefer 250 and I'm down south around Little Rock. I've never visited the coral shops near you - are they worth the day trip?

How'd you manage to put a Spears gate on your plumbing? I'm SO "stuck" on figuring that out myself.
 

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