Red Sea Reefer 750 XXL Deluxe Build!

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Well, to say the least I actually have a display tank now. 3 hours of driving in pouring rain and alot of strenuous work. 750XXL Deluxe picked up and carried into the house. Big thanks to @4FordFamily for helping me.

To keep a long story as short as possible, no one within 20 miles of me carries Red Sea. So I went to a not so local LFS (80 miles away) and purchased. Originally ordered just the 750XXL, and then found out 3 days after payment, it would be 8 weeks before arrival. So they found me the deluxe model inside of a week. I just had to pick up in store instead of drop shipment to my home. No biggie. Plus they were very fair and only charged me an additional $600 to upgrade from standard model to the deluxe that includes the 4X AI Hydra 26 and mounts. Retail would have been almost 3 times that!

So I picked up today and @4FordFamily and I unpacked, the very well packed system. (It literally came on 7'X3' skid completely sealed in a wooden box) Then @4FordFamily and I carried the tank into my home just the two of us! Glass is 3/4" thick, weighs 540 lbs so you can imagine how we feel. We used the shoulder strap harnesses, which made it possible to carry with just the 2 of us (Not recommended).

Attached are a few pics. This is my first tank, I'm super excited, and will let everyone know how assembly goes. I am also planning to build a canopy due to my love for wrasse and their jumping nature. I have three Rubbermaid bins setup full of coral screaming to get in the new tank (cause bins are stressed). @4FordFamily has all my fish in quarantine! Thanks. Happy Reefing to everyone! Happy Thanksgiving!
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I... am.... so.... sore...

Worst squats up stairs ever...
 
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My back hurts just thinking about that move, Oh, and I’m just a little jealous! Congrats on the new display!

Thanks! I'm can't wait to get it set up!
 

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Lol, Just wait cause the second and third day are always the worst. You guys have superhuman strength, ha!
Yup. I lift on Monday as well. Gym day and peak sore day. Not a good mix!
 

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Up stairs too?! Wow you two are very brave. I did a 525 with a dude far more in shape than I and that was only 20ft or so and I was still sweating bullets, both from the actual weight and the rattled nerves.

AMAZING tank, really looking forward to seeing this come together. I think after begging and pleading to the Mrs that the 525 was my forever tank, and upgrade is out of the cards for me :) Best of luck, share tons of photos!
 

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Awesome stuff! Excited for the build. I'll be sure to call @4FordFamily whenever I finally order my 400. ;Smuggrin
 

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Lol, Just wait cause the second and third day are always the worst. You guys have superhuman strength, ha!
Today isn’t as bad as I thought. Tuesday will be the decider!
 
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Up stairs too?! Wow you two are very brave. I did a 525 with a dude far more in shape than I and that was only 20ft or so and I was still sweating bullets, both from the actual weight and the rattled nerves.

AMAZING tank, really looking forward to seeing this come together. I think after begging and pleading to the Mrs that the 525 was my forever tank, and upgrade is out of the cards for me :) Best of luck, share tons of photos!
Just up the front porch stairs, but that was the worst part. Now after I get stand built over the holiday, all we have to do is go through the kitchen! I will keep the photos rolling!
 
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Some photos. Glass not the best it’s a used tank and a bit hazy.

It’s a very Hawaiian QT. Some of the fish are mine but most his.

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Some photos. Glass not the best it’s a used tank and a bit hazy.

It’s a very Hawaiian QT. Some of the fish are mine but most his.

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Thanks! Looking good! Tomorrow another Dozen fish and I don't even know how many inverts as someone got happy with the "add to cart" button! Pics to follow
 
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