Red Sea Reefer 3XL 900 FOWLR Dream Build.

Jeffcb

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 15, 2020
Messages
3,125
Reaction score
13,318
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Well I dove off the deep end today and ordered a Red Sea Reefer XL3 900. Supposedly it is bobbing about on the ocean some were on its way here. Expected delivery should be in early January. Plenty of time to get to work building my mixing station.

I came home with a little box of stuff but I had to order most everything. My LFS matched the big boys pricing so I feel good about giving Local Business the order. They are even going to assemble stand and deliver it to my home. It may be drop shipped here but either way includes assembly.

Main Display 192 gal 79 Inch
Sump 48 gal. 240 Total.

Here is my Equipment build list.
  • 2 Neptune COR 20s returns
  • Apex Controller
  • Tunze3155 ATO
  • JBJ 800 Heater
  • Neptune Display Module
  • Aqua UV 57 watt
  • Sicce 3.0 for UV
  • Kessil A80 tuna for Fuge
  • 4 Red Sea ReefLED 90s
  • 2 Red Sea ReefWave 45 pumps flow
  • 1 Red Sea ReefWave 25 pump flow
  • Red Sea RSK 900 Skimmer
Update on tank. Its in and up.

900 5.jpg

900 2 14.jpg

03/09/21
192 79.jpg

IMG_0193 (2).JPG
 
Last edited:
Corals.com

Devaji

5000 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 27, 2016
Messages
5,344
Reaction score
5,066
Location
Jackson Hole, WY
nice this is going to be a great build.
I would at the very least get a cpl of the bio media bricks ( # will depend on the amount of rock you use) cycling and ready to go that way you are one step closer to a smooth cycle.

I wish I had done that on my build its taking forever to decide how I wanted to plump it. should have used that time better.

so what you gonna put in this?
 
Last edited:
OP
Jeffcb

Jeffcb

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 15, 2020
Messages
3,125
Reaction score
13,318
Location
San Antonio, Texas
nice this is going to be a great build.
I would at the very least get a cpl of the bio media bricks ( # will depend on the amount of rock you use) cycling and ready to go that way you are one step closer to a smooth cycle.

I wish I had done that on my build its taking forever to decide how I wanted to plump it. should have used that time better.

so whata gonna but in this?

FOWLR. Florida Live rock from the sea and fish. Hopefully a couple of Anemone's and clowns , Angels and Tangs!!! and more... Thanks
 
Last edited:
OP
Jeffcb

Jeffcb

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 15, 2020
Messages
3,125
Reaction score
13,318
Location
San Antonio, Texas
nice this is going to be a great build.
I would at the very least get a cpl of the bio media bricks ( # will depend on the amount of rock you use) cycling and ready to go that way you are one step closer to a smooth cycle.
Very good idea. I have some cubes in my 250. I need to add a brick! Good idea. Thanks
 
Last edited:
https://www.youtube.com/c/ReefStache
OP
Jeffcb

Jeffcb

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 15, 2020
Messages
3,125
Reaction score
13,318
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Have a great time. Btw, I was Santa Rosa hospital born myself.
Cool. San Antonio. Nix I was. Nix Hospital was the only hospital in USA that had a bar in the basement. The basement is on the River Walk. ***** Last Resort is still there. They are "rude" on purpose. FUn.
 
Last edited:
OP
Jeffcb

Jeffcb

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 15, 2020
Messages
3,125
Reaction score
13,318
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Going to have to rearrange the man cave. Mixing station will have to go under the TV next to the water softener. Good weekend project..... probably all week project lol. I will keep posting progress as it happens.

20201204_140104.jpg
 
Last edited:

ace33

New Member
View Badges
Joined
May 15, 2020
Messages
23
Reaction score
17
Will be great to see how you go with this. I want to do the same and have a 2m gap but not sure whther to go with one of these or custom. Not sure how I feel about open top for FO with bigger fish near the surface.
 
Top Shelf Aquatics

Spiderwoman

Active Member
View Badges
Marketplace Rating
Joined
Jan 11, 2009
Messages
421
Reaction score
266
Location
Salisbury, NC
Welcome to the 3XL 900 club! We used a Sicce 5 to feed the Aqua UV 57W, media reactor, and the Clarisea SK-5000 rollermat. This Red Sea tank is a ton of fun, we've had it running since January 17 and couldn't be more than happy. The ReefLED 90 just isn't cutting it (have 4), and we have a custom floating canopy being built and it's going to house the ReefLED 90's AND 3x Radion XR15 Pro Gen 5's. We took PAR readings a few months back and it just wasn't up to what we expected, therefore a new lighting arrangement in works.
 
Last edited:
OP
Jeffcb

Jeffcb

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 15, 2020
Messages
3,125
Reaction score
13,318
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Welcome to the 3XL 900 club! We used a Sicce 5 to feed the Aqua UV 57W, media reactor, and the Clarisea SK-5000 rollermat. This Red Sea tank is a ton of fun, we've had it running since January 17 and couldn't be more than happy. The ReefLED 90 just isn't cutting it (have 4), and we have a custom floating canopy being built and it's going to house the ReefLED 90's AND 3x Radion XR15 Pro Gen 5's. We took PAR readings a few months back and it just wasn't up to what we expected, therefore a new lighting arrangement in works.
Thank you! I am going to start with 4 LED 90s and may add fifth once up and running. This is going to FOWLR (fish only with live rock) so I am hoping the 4 are enough. I'm sure I will do some anemones and leathers but no sps ect. My goal is Angels and Tangs. I saw a Gem Tang today but doubt I would ever spend 500 bucks on a fish. And that was on sale half price LOL. Lots of time to think about were it will go!
 
Zoanthids

Spiderwoman

Active Member
View Badges
Marketplace Rating
Joined
Jan 11, 2009
Messages
421
Reaction score
266
Location
Salisbury, NC
Thank you! I am going to start with 4 LED 90s and may add fifth once up and running. This is going to FOWLR (fish only with live rock) so I am hoping the 4 are enough. I'm sure I will do some anemones and leathers but no sps ect. My goal is Angels and Tangs. I saw a Gem Tang today but doubt I would ever spend 500 bucks on a fish. And that was on sale half price LOL. Lots of time to think about were it will go!
I'm wanting to add a male Bellus and eventually an Achilles Tang...
 

Devaji

5000 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 27, 2016
Messages
5,344
Reaction score
5,066
Location
Jackson Hole, WY
Thank you. Tank should be here in January. Lots of time for planning. Hopefully 2021 is a better year for everyone!

Did they not have it in stock in Texas when you bought it? guess they had to ship it from overseas?
do you have to go pick up at hub or are they delivering to home? ask ask as I think think length max is 6 or 7 feet i forget.

and yes lets hope for all that 2021 will be better :)
 
OP
Jeffcb

Jeffcb

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 15, 2020
Messages
3,125
Reaction score
13,318
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Did they not have it in stock in Texas when you bought it? guess they had to ship it from overseas?
do you have to go pick up at hub or are they delivering to home? ask ask as I think think length max is 6 or 7 feet i forget.

and yes lets hope for all that 2021 will be better :)
Yes. They said it was in a container otw. They are going to drop ship it at my house. LSF that I order it from has agreed to assemble stand and move tank inside.
 
Top Shelf Aquatics

Do you think that live rock is more beneficial in sump than it is in the main display tank?

  • In the sump

    Votes: 37 11.7%
  • In the display

    Votes: 129 41.0%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 49 15.6%
  • Not sure

    Votes: 100 31.7%
Buckeye
Top