Show Off and Discuss Your Red Sea Reefer Series

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  1. cfendya

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    Hello all, I'm new here and looking to get back into the hobby after being out for a while. I found what I think is a great deal on a Reefer 250 on Craigslist but the seller does not have the sump or plumbing in the overflow. Does anyone have any recommendations on a decent sump for a 250? The plan is for the tank to sit on a DIY stand so I won't have the size constraints of the Red Sea stand.

    This is a brand new tank so I'll have to figure out the plumbing in the overflow box as well but I know if I purchase the Red Sea sump upgrade kit, it will come with all the plumbing. Is this the best route to go or are there other/better options out there. I've combed through this thread and it seems most are happy with the Red Sea stock sump so I don't have any concerns going this route but figured I'd query the group to get some feedback :)

    Thanks in advance for any pointers you all can provide!
     

  2. Halostemanic

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    Derek, this is exactly what i’m aiming for. Will be getting the little ocean baffle kit for the sump but I like hat you’ve done. I’ve already drilled the ato too but I was thinking of filling it with marine pure or maybe frags! What light do you have on the fuge? Can you post a pic of you manifold. That’s my next project! Cheers.
     
  3. Derek Clifford

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    I have a Kessil A80 over the sump and a Blau Nano LED over the ATO. I am thinking of moving my Triton dosing to the ATO and putting a power head in it.
    I am not sure what you want the picture of. If you mean the supply to the ATO it is the output from a deltec reactor which passing through a UV unit. I use the valve on the reactor to control the flow.
     
  4. Mystikal

    Mystikal Well-Known Member

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    FTS[​IMG]
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    Looking to add another fish in the Reefer 250. Any suggestions?
    Currently stocked:
    1) Pair of Clowns
    2) Kole tang
    3) yellow tang
    4) Trio of Lyre Tail Anthias
    5) Sixline
     
  5. gpinto81

    gpinto81 Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome. What kind of coral do you have? Also I see you have MP40’s on the back wall - what kind of program are you running?
     
  6. Mystikal

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    Thanks!
    I have various SPS (over 20 different types) , and LPS (torches, hammer, frogspawn, and zoas)

    I actually have two MP10s on the back wall. They are currently on a custom program. They range from pulse, reefcrest, nutrient export, gyre, steady throughout the entire 24 hr date. They max out at 80% throughout the day. I definitely thought about upgrading to MP40s to have a bigger stream of flow, but it seems more of a hassle. Here’s the sump:[​IMG]
     
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    kinetic Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I only have experience with Trigger Sys sumps, and they're pretty solid. If you can get one that fits your stand, you should be good to go. I don't think one or another would do better for the Red Sea, just whatever fits in your stand and has everything you need. I know that a 250 probably has about 530gph recommended return flow, so that would probably be the only requirement for the sump flow.

    The plumbing for Red Sea is hard to find at local stores, I believe it's all metric. The bulkheads are pretty specialized, and I don't think you could easily replace them since they're silicon'd in. Best bet would be to get the plumbing from Red Sea. I don't have any experience with that though, probably best to reach out to them!
     
  8. Shelbytwp123

    Shelbytwp123 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    Getting somewhat closer to getting it all set up in the cabinet... Not going so much for looks but more for functionality
     
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  9. cfendya

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I just found an IceCap 30 Sump off the classified section here that will fit in my stand and with it I'll plan on grabbing the Red Sea plumbing kit per your recommendations. There are a few LFS around me that are Red Sea dealers so I'm hopeful one of them can source the kit.
     
  10. kinetic

    kinetic Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    You can actually just call Red Sea directly. Real people will answer your phone, and they're fairly helpful. I would do that to be sure it'll all fit before ordering it!
     
  11. Daan Hijmans

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    To all the guys with radions on their 350, what gen are you using and what's the max intensity?
     
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    Which jebao 7000 or 9000 on a reefer 450?
     
  13. Mystikal

    Mystikal Well-Known Member

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    I have a 250, and currently using 2 XR30 pros. Both are currently at 100%
     
  14. pwilliaml

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    Not sure if it helps, but I have a 250 with 2 XR15W Gen 3 Pro's at 60% on mine. If Mystikal has XR30s at 100% maybe I should bump mine up, dang. What kind of PAR are you getting @Mystikal?
     
  15. Mystikal

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    Not sure. Don’t have a par meter.
     
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    Are you all SPS? How far are your corals from the top? How old is your tank? Thanks.
     
  17. pwilliaml

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    Nevermind, I just found your pictures. That's quite a nice setup you got there.
     
  18. Mystikal

    Mystikal Well-Known Member

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    No it’s a mixed reef.
    Mostly SPS. I believe I set up this tank 100% in March 2017. Most of the SPS was cut, transferred, then fragged again during that time.

    The lights are about 8-9” from water line.

    Thanks!
     
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    Wonderful tanks!
     
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    Chris155hp Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    what graphs are those on the iPad ?
     
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