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Hey everyone. I’m new to reefing I just got my first Red Sea 250v3……. 55 gallon display tank, going to set it up for a mixed reef tank. The only gear I have at the moment is Vario s2 pump. Quantum skimmer. I have a gen3 radion xr30 I picked up on a deal. Currently waiting for RO unit to arrive, and rock to start aquascaping.

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Nice! Following along fellow RSR 250 here as well! It’s a great tank!
Thanks man. I’ve never done this before…. Trying to set up a mixed reef. About to start aquascaping any day now waiting for better glue/accelerator and more rock… I need to buy some power heads still. My rodi unit is on the way I hope to start filling by Saturday.
 
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Thanks man, this is my first go at this, would you recommend mp10s or 40s or icecap gyres? Or what kind of power heads for this 55gallon
I would go mp40’s but all would work. Although you would have to double check that mp10’s can handle the wall thickness of your tank.
 

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I would go mp40’s but all would work. Although you would have to double check that mp10’s can handle the wall thickness of your tank.
I have a 250 as well and I have 2 mp10s on back wall, 1 octopluse 4 on one side and a WAV pump on opposite side. There is a crazy amount of flow
 
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I have a 250 as well and I have 2 mp10s on back wall, 1 octopluse 4 on one side and a WAV pump on opposite side. There is a crazy amount of flow
Oh wow! That’s good to know I was worried about creating a sand storm with just the mp10s… I’m thinking maybe go bare bottom I have a white starboard plastic cutout for the bottom of the tank not sure if I’m going to use it yet either. Any thoughts on that ?
 
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I’m not to familiar with the starboard tbh. There was a sand storm at first but I just let settle out on its own. In some spots it’s deeper then others.
Nice. What kind of aquascape did you do in yours?
 

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Nice. What kind of aquascape did you do in yours?
This is 70lbs of KP aquatics live rock. I ordered to much and didn’t want it to go to waste so I just put it in there. But the fish love to swim in and out of it which is awesome
 

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This is 70lbs of KP aquatics live rock. I ordered to much and didn’t want it to go to waste so I just put it in there. But the fish love to swim in and out of it which is awesome
Nice tank. What kind of screen do you have over it? I need to get one of those in the near future.
 
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Enjoy man I love my RSR 250! They fill up quickly. I was gonna add I got 2 Nero 5’s and a Nero 3. Would of gotten just a couple 3’s but they were not out back then and added the one I got later.
 

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Enjoy man I love my RSR 250! They fill up quickly. I was gonna add I got 2 Nero 5’s and a Nero 3. Would of gotten just a couple 3’s but they were not out back then and added the one I got later.
Man that tank looks healthy and clean, wow at all the colors. Hope I can get mine to look that nice. I’ll look into the neros also.
 
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