Shaun's 2000 Litre (530 USG) Living Reef & Red Sea Max S 650 LED Design & Build

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When I did homebrew there was a place in Bristol called "Brewers Droop", they did hops and all kits, nothing out of a can, my best mate at the time also brewed not out of a can, we didn't tell each other what we had on the go so it was always an interesting evening at his or mine, the first time he tried mine he said "fresh, like pedigree", too lazy now to do it but loved it back then. :)
You see I used to make beer and bottle it, but once I new I liked the ‘product’ I went for kegs and it’s simple to do and the beer is pretty much better than you can buy in most cases.

The process is just ferment the beer in a bucket for around 2 1/2 weeks, transfer it to a keg under CO2. Then just leave it for a few weeks or months until it’s ready to be hooked up to my chiller bar. Ive got 8 corny kegs which just get rotated and refilled as there used, because god forbid I should ever run out! Lol

Ive tried all grain, which is of course good, but to be honest the all in one kits you can buy the days are very good, not like in the old days, as long as you get decent ones.

With my ‘other activities’ I’m completely alcohol dependent, sorry self sufficient!
 
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You see I used to make beer and bottle it, but once I new I liked the ‘product’ I went for kegs and it’s simple to do and the beer is pretty much better than you can buy in most cases.

The process is just ferment the beer in a bucket for around 2 1/2 weeks, transfer it to a keg under CO2. Then just leave it for a few weeks or months until it’s ready to be hooked up to my chiller bar. Ive got 8 corny kegs which just get rotated and refilled as there used, because god forbid I should ever run out! Lol

Ive tried all grain, which is of course good, but to be honest the all in one kits you can buy the days are very good, not like in the old days, as long as you get decent ones.

With my ‘other activities’ I’m completely alcohol dependent, sorry self sufficient!

About 5 months after brewing it is the best time to drink it! (From when I used to brew my own.)
 

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You see I used to make beer and bottle it, but once I new I liked the ‘product’ I went for kegs and it’s simple to do and the beer is pretty much better than you can buy in most cases.

The process is just ferment the beer in a bucket for around 2 1/2 weeks, transfer it to a keg under CO2. Then just leave it for a few weeks or months until it’s ready to be hooked up to my chiller bar. Ive got 8 corny kegs which just get rotated and refilled as there used, because god forbid I should ever run out! Lol

Ive tried all grain, which is of course good, but to be honest the all in one kits you can buy the days are very good, not like in the old days, as long as you get decent ones.

With my ‘other activities’ I’m completely alcohol dependent, sorry self sufficient!
We shall raise a glass to the deep one day Shaun. Cheers.
 
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Here’s a picture from the other side of the tank

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Today I’ve added 3 more fishy friends to the reef.

Mr Clown Tang
Mr Convict Tang
Mr Foxface

The Foxface is currently sulking in his night time colours behind the rocks and I forgot to get a shot while they were in the acclimatisation box. Well I didn’t, I remembered after just letting them out!

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Red Sea S 650 August 2018

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Red Sea S 650 June 2019

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The deep ocean, Red Sea Max S650 in the evenings........

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And now for the arrival of the new custom made 2000 litre system. The new and the old. You can see the reflection of the S650 in the glass. September 2019 the big build begins..... Page 70+

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July 2020 7 months old

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October 2020 10 months old

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Here’s a few closer pictures

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My view in the evenings as the lights dim and the systems go blue, it’s simply magical......

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Here’s a video of the new system at around 9 1/2 months old. I hope you enjoy it.


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Sunrise in the Red Sea S650 around 4 years old, 28th April 2020



January 2019 side shot of the S650

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Epic tank and beautiful pictures.
Not sure how i missed this!
 
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