Show Off and Discuss Your Red Sea Reefer Series

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  1. jjh302

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    If you don’t mind me asking how old is your tank? Have you had any issues with salt creep on your electronics? I think I’m going to do the same basic idea you have there. I’m trying to finagle a way to get a larger ATO FW container in there also.

    I just got back from Lowe’s and all they had was white melamine board (I wanted black since the tank cabinet is black). I got an 8’x15” board and a couple packs of hinges and some of those cabinet magnetic keeper-closed things. I’m gonna see what I can come up with. ATO container might end up finding home being on the outside next to the stand.
     

  2. Shelbytwp123

    Shelbytwp123 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    WELL... Redneck Crud Catcher ... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Materials needed are included in you RSR of your choice and probably in you fridge.

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    Tools needed
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    Cur the bottle as shown below
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    Thank peel the mean from the plastic neck from sock included with your favorite RSR
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    Drill X amount of holes at bottom of the remaining bottle
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    Slide the bottle thru the sock collar and adjust accordingly

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    Place it back in to you Reefer sock holder and stuff it with you favorite media
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    And than slide it back I to place...
    Enjoy your own DIY money saving upgrade

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    Shelbytwp123 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    And yes AUTOCORECT gets me again
     
  4. marito09

    marito09 Well-Known Member

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    I had it about a year. The apex it has been there for 6 months or so... everything still pretty new so to see salt creeping up would be difficult. I tried to kind of dust everything off weekly and double check the sump every night to make sure everything works well. You can see the progression on my profile from nano to reefer250. I kind of change things a bit because I did put a 5 gallon ATO with the ATK also I install the DOS with the DDR. I'll share a pic soon.
    Good luck with your built !!!
     
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  5. Shelbytwp123

    Shelbytwp123 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    RSR 350 shipping weight was 560 lbs
     
  6. Byronyk

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    Are there any Red Sea 750 XXL's in this thread? Been curious to see more of these setup.
     
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  7. Shelbytwp123

    Shelbytwp123 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    i had DCP3000 on my RSR 350 and with manifold running return and fuge pump was struggling at 100% . Now i have DCP-10000 and nice quite and no lack of pressure
     
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    Slayvoff Well-Known Member

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    Wow. How'd you get it inside? I understand they just do curbside drop off so for me living in an apartment building getting a 250 up elevators etc might be tough.
     
  9. Shelbytwp123

    Shelbytwp123 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    Road Runner here in Michigan dropped it of in the garage and from there on me and my 16 yr old got it in house and assembled one piece at the time
     
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    kinetic Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    16 year olds are hard workers! nice!
     
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    Shelbytwp123 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    Only when there is something in it for them
     
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    Shelbytwp123 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    i use DCP-10000 Jabao and i had to raise the water level in return compartment do to the size of the pump but my DCP-4000 wasn't cutting it with the manifold splitting in to fuge and bit of the head loss .... so if you get bigger pump keep the physical size of the pump in mind
     
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    Shelbytwp123 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    DCT-15000 is huge pump i am hopping you have something bigger than RSR350
     
  14. Shelbytwp123

    Shelbytwp123 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    i have 3 AI Primes HD on my RSR 350 100% coverage no dark spots except under the rock arch
     
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    For all you Reefers that do use Bubble Magus Curve 5 what depth in sump do you have it seating in
     
  16. 1bitereefer

    1bitereefer Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    New Reefer question here. May be a dumb questions. But how many sets of Fikter socks do you have and how often do you change them? I see a lot of guys have modded the sock draws. Can you still use the reefer ATO?
     
  17. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Beautiful man, I love it!!!
     
  18. marito09

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    One of the reasons people modified that is because you go tru them every 2 days or so depending on your system but they do get clogged up pretty quick. With the filter media cups for example I just change the piece of filtration inside and put the new one and move on. No cleaning the sick or anything. You can still use the original ATO but that too you will have to fill out every other day because it's 2 gallons and it goes pretty quick.
     
  19. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I have a dozen socks and change them out every 4-7 days. I have two clear acrylic bins(Large Kritter Keeper - https://www.petsolutions.com/C/Hams...MI-uOZ5Z2W1wIV2bjACh14_wqsEAQYBSABEgIrRfD_BwE) that sit on a shelf in my laundry room... one for clean socks and another for dirty socks. When I need to change out the socks, I grab two clean ones and then bring the dirty bin to the sump with me. I pull the dirty ones out of the sump and into the dirty bin they go. I then put the dirty bin back on the shelf... this takes all of 60 seconds. And no, the bin does not stink up the laundry room at all... you literally cannot smell it. Then once I get down to the last 2 clean ones, I pop those in the sump and toss the 10 dirty ones into the washing machine. It's virtually zero work. No mess, no fuss. I replace those 12 socks, with new ones, once/year. The only ones that last that long seem to be the ones from Premium Aquatics. I've tried the ones from BRS, Marine Depot and ones of off Amazon... none of them last near as long as the Premium Aquatics.

    Now if you live in an apartment and don't have easy access to a washing machine or don't have a place to store the dirty socks like I do, then the filter floss in a perforated cup may work out better. But for me I just don't see how I can shave much off of that 60 seconds lol.

    As for the trays still sliding out with the 4" socks, you would also need to cut/grind down the sides of the black tray holder.... thus making the opening in the tray holder the same width as the sock ring.

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    CDavmd Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Hi all! I’ve really enjoyed this thread it’s been immensely helpful.

    I have not posted much and simply enjoyed everyone’s builds. I’ve been reefing for over a decade running a couple small systems I pieced together over the years and finally decided to startup a bigger reef and shut down the old ones before they literally collapse starting with the particle board stands.

    When I found this thread I was inspired by everyone’s incredible systems and I pulled the trigger.

    I’ve been quietly documenting my build on my build thread without too much traffic but need some opinions so thought I’d post here.

    I’ve been dry-fitting my plumbing trying various schemes. My system is the 425xl and the sump area is a bit tighter than those gorgeous 450 and 525 setups on this thread. I’m trying to keep it clean and practical and have three reactor valves and incorporate my 1 inch flow meter. I also wanted a mechanism for cleaning the sump. To achieve this I wanted a shut off valve to the display and a secondary “T” 1/2 inch line with a valve that dumps into the oncoming drain area. By turning off flow to the display and redirecting into the sump I will be able to stir it up and filter through the socks thus cleaning the sump.

    I’m going to be using a Pax Bellum 18 which will sit in the back of the sump and get fed by a line coming off the third gate valve into theN18’s (on the bottom)inlet.

    I’m only going to run a second reactor with carbon and have a third open gate in case I need something plumbed off the manifold in the future.

    I think I’ve arrived at a scheme that works but want some other eyes to point out issues or something I’m overlooking. Thanks for your help!

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    Ps. Ignore the boxes and tape propping things up
     
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