Shaun's Red Sea Max S 650 LED Design & Build

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  1. KMWhit

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    Thank you! I’m holding off to see how the new Red Sea lights are. Thank I have the rsk300 skimmer in my reefer 250 and love it. I’m glad you’ve had a good experience with the max!
     
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  2. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa UK Reef Club Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Say hello to one of the first fish I ever got. He’s grown a little!

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    Terrific pic and nice tang!!!
     
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    Awesome picture, I will be getting one when tank is settled in.
     
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  5. Fudsey

    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NHFS Member

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    Looks like he's pretty big too, nice pic;)
     
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  6. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    Looking great! How big is he now?
     
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  7. SPR1968

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    He’s about 6 inches long now, and very active
     
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  8. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    Very nice! They are cute when little but absolutely eye popping when they start getting to that size.
     
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    Love my nyos 160, open stand and it is about three feet from my right ear in the sump! ;)
     
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  10. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa UK Reef Club Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    So here are a few tank shots, one of which I’ve posted before but I like it so...! Lol

    Everything is doing well and I don’t really have much to do other than looking at the tank and minor maintenance.

    I’ve started doing water changes every 8 weeks now, all parameters are in check.

    The 2 Lobophyllia corals in the middle, pink and green, seem to be struggling and receding these days. Any ideas ?

    I wonder if it was started by the low magnesium levels I had a while ago do to a faulty Red Sea test kit, as certainly the others corals have greatly improved. It really made me realise the effect of magnesium in a reef tank.

    Anyway here you go......

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  11. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa UK Reef Club Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    I called in at the LFS today to pick up a 5kg bucket of Rhowaphos and whilst there I was chatting about algae reactors, and I had been looking at the ALR series for a while now.

    I didn’t get one because it’s just something else to clean and maintain and apart from the obvious it’s no different to changing the rhowaphos but looks much more fiddly and I’ve read they can be a real pain to keep clean.

    Anyway, an easy solution we decided, was a plastic container filled with Miracle Mud, and LED light which the LFS use and a clump of Kelp. I don’t now if the Miracle Mud was necessary but it adds things back to the system so....

    The LED light is waterproof in case you see it stuck into the water at the bottom!

    So this is my adventure into a refugium with a view to lowering nutrient levels, with a possible view to eventually not using, or reducing the dependence on Nopox and rhowaphos, if indeed this is possible.

    I’m certainly not trying to strip the water clean, and will monitor this, but it’s just something I wanted to try.

    I’ve put the LED in a reverse overnight cycle so on at 9pm and off at 11am and I’ll see what happens.

    Can anyone ID the type of Kelp this is ??

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  12. Fudsey

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    Is that the light that's 1/2 in the water?
     
  13. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa UK Reef Club Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Yes but its waterproof so don’t worry! Lol

    The light is contained in a glass tube and its sealed

    I might move it with some heavy duty velcro to the top of the sump cabinet in next few days so it’s possibility a temporary position.
     
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    I thought it was a heater at first....lol
     
  15. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa UK Reef Club Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Nothing much to report so here’s a picture!

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  16. NY_Caveman

    NY_Caveman secretly in love with a chunky Lobophyllia R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Looks like about 1,000 words to me. Hope you are having a great weekend Shaun!

     
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    Kryssie Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Incredible thread! Your tank is seriously amazing!!!
     
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    I would say caulerpa prolifera, very nice. :)
     
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  19. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa UK Reef Club Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Thank you so much!

    Yes spot on Simon, I emailed the LFS and that’s what they confirmed
     
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    Thanks Brian, you to, and I am apart from it’s raining and I can’t hit my little white balls all over!

    Even my fish are sick of me now! Lol
     
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