Show Off and Discuss Your Red Sea Reefer Series

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  1. 1bitereefer

    1bitereefer Member Build Thread Contributor

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    That’s a huge help, thanks I’ll order some more socks with my next order. I think I’ll call Red Sea and order new draws in case I mess it up. But I like the idea of the bins in the laundry room.
     

  2. Derek Clifford

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    I am about to add a an ATO mod refugium to my 350. Is the additional volume worth it? its going to be bare bottom with chaeto.
    I have aprox 19 litres of algae area in the sump already and want to add to ot for triton.
     
  3. TheHarold

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    If you’re doing it for volume, no not really worth it. You’re talking like 3% for volume. Negligible increase. But as a place to have a ton of chaeto or a cool mini display, sure why not.
     
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    Yep! Me too....they pile up in the laundry room and I've never had an issue with "She who must be obeyed" ;) When I'm down to one ...I put them in the washer set on Sanitary (high heat) with bleach and a double rinse. I take them out and soak them in RODI overnight and let them air dry....good to go!
     
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  5. Loganberry

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    Hi i want to hard pipe my return. Vectra m1. Im using 25mm stuff. What exactly do i need at the pump end to convert to 25mm? Cheers.
     
  6. kinetic

    kinetic Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I had a clownfish jump out today. Luckily I was sitting near the tank, heard a weird noise, and saved him.

    So... time to get a lid for when I'm not home. Any suggestions? I've heard @ArtFully Acrylic makes nice ones, but the lead time is really bad.
     
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    BRS has some DIY screen tops kits available on their webpage. I am looking at them to create my own for my tank
     
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  8. Derek Clifford

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    Here is a homemade top.
    I used a 10mm polycarbonate sheet and the netting from one of the screen top kits. My dad did the handy work with a router.
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    Artfullyacryllic.com makes beautiful lids. That’s what I plan to order for my 525 XL. I do understand the leadtime is long, so in the meantime you could get a DIY kit from BRS, or just go down to Home Depot and get some windows screening and lay it across the top with a few plastic potato chip bag clips in the corners temporarily.
     
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  10. ksfulk

    ksfulk Grow sticks, grow!!! R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Partner Member 2019

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    I got mine from @ArtFully Acrylic and I like it even after about a year of use. No real issues at all. @cromag08 (Octo Aquatics) also makes these types of lids, though out of a different type of acrylic material, so they arent as flexible as the ones from Artfully Acrylic. Either one can suit your needs in a nice lid that doesnt take away from the rimless look. I dont have one from Octo, but the other items coming out of that shop are first rate in quality, so I wouldnt hesitate a purchase from them either.
     
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  11. Ryan7661

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    My Red Sea 750 XXL been running for about 2 months now. Still a work in progress! Running triton core 7. 04B767C0-6E51-4F8F-89D5-1980AD344DD6.jpeg D7B0B4E9-9DB6-4909-837C-E927F9A41648.jpeg 9E60ED3F-4640-478C-99C3-104610040316.jpeg
     
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    Just posted mine!!
     
  13. cromag27

    cromag27 acrylic and nem deity R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Toys For Kids Sponsor

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    Actually, they even copied the material I use!

     
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    is anyone running triton core 7 on a 250? Just getting mine going after a move and looking moving to the triton system with a custom fuge
     
  15. kinetic

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    For those using the RFG from @Vivid Creative Aquatics, do you guys also get vortexes into the nozzle? I have tons of microbubbles shooting through the nozzle from multiple constant vortexes going into it. I also use a herbie drain, and it seems like the flow coming through is considerably less than before (overflow isn't even close to being full). I guess it creates a lot of back pressure.
     
  16. ksfulk

    ksfulk Grow sticks, grow!!! R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Partner Member 2019

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    No issues from mine. They do need to be under the water line a bit to keep from sucking in water. I did have some issues initially because my powerheads were causing the waterline to fluctuate and the ripples would cause the water level to be variable enough that I could get air in the lines occasionally. Moving the power head a bit and addings another locline link fixed the problem for me. Once I got the drop adapter, I havent had any issues at all - even when the power was out. :D
     
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    Hey guys, I've had my reefer 350 running for a while now and everything is going well. However, I do have a lot of cyano on different areas of the sand bed. It's a mixed reef so I do have some SPS. I am starting to wonder if my flow is not efficient enough though. I have a varios 6 return and I run it on max. I also have two powerheads which are hydor koralia 1050's in each back corner of the tank pointing towards the middle front of the tank. Is this enough flow or did I overlook this component of the tank?
     
  18. kinetic

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    The extra locline is to just extend the nozzle even further below the waterline?
     
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    kinetic Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Probably not enough flow hitting the actual sand bed. It's a tough one, because you need a balance between flow on the sand, and not blowing it over into a dune. I've heard of using larger grain sand on the top layer to help with that. I'm using Tropic Eden Mesoflakes, which does a pretty good job at staying put, but I'm thinking of getting a layer of ReefFlakes on top of that just so I can turn up the flow even more.
     
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    Just put in my order for an Octo Lid with @cromag08! He's super responsive and ordering went smoothly. I'll update soon. In case there are any RSR 170 users out there looking for some ideas, here's my cutout diagram of the top of my tank I crudely made + the rendering from @cromag08

    As you can see, I'm going to have a cutout for the overflow and my Neptune AFS w/ BuildingAnObsession feeding station.

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