Show Off and Discuss Your Red Sea Reefer Series

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  1. AMEE

    AMEE Active Member

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    I don’t have anything running off my turn pump either. I have a reef octopus 110ss, it’s small enough I’m actually trying to figure out how to make a decent refugium down there.
     
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    kinetic Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Any reason why you want a refugium over a chaeto reactor? IMO a reactor is so much easier to do and has less problems with the sump getting a ton of algae growth (including skimmer body and tubes).
     
  3. The_Salty_Reefer

    The_Salty_Reefer New Member

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    Has anyone tried to run MP-10's on the back of their Red Sea 350+? I know that the back glass is 1/2 inch and that MP-10s are rated for up to 10mm glass, but was wondering if anyone has had success doing it.
     
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    kinetic Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Everyone I've heard has not had success with the MP-10's. They're louder too at the extreme. I'd suggest getting MP-40's.
     
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    The_Salty_Reefer New Member

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    oh okay, thanks! I guess I can still use them on the sides of the tank because it is not 1/2 inch glass then.
     
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    Anybody having problems with the doors getting crackled and wraped
     
  7. AMEE

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    I’m actually not against it. Idk if it was in this thread i posted but I’m actually looking into all my options I want a natural way of nutrient export. I’m not having crazy algae problems, mine actually got better after I took my carbon/gfo reactor offline. What do you recommend dyi algae reactor?
     
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    https://www.aquaticwarehouse.com/filtration/-media-reactors?product_id=770

    Look into this I run one and it’s outstanding best one for the cost! [​IMG]
     
  9. ReefingwithO

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    How long have you been running the Varios? I was running an 8 for 2 months until it started making a crazy noise. They wouldn’t fix it - said it’s because I was using 3/4 plumbing.
     
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    i make a ton of lids for the red sea tanks, including the xxl and peninsula series. currently running a black friday special - 10% off lids! ends 11/26.

    http://octoaquatics.com/octo-lids/


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  11. Katieandjon

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    Ergh! The ATO on the reefers are the only thing I don’t like! 3 times in the last few weeks it’s stopped dripping the RO in, despite the reservoir being full. Think either something is blocking the pipe or the float is getting stuck. This morning there was only 2” water in the return chamber, luckily just enough to cover the return pump nozzle, but I mean just! Another cm and we’d be in trouble!!

    New ATO system ordered and arriving Tuesday. 85L container will live in the cupboard under the stairs and connect directly to the return chamber meaning we can also get rid of the reservoir and get a bit more room in the sump!
     
  12. patoko878

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    Have a JBJ ATO and it’s the worst. Always have to manually move the float switch to activate the pump
     
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    I got rid of the reservoir, got a separate reservoir and I use the apex ATO kit and it works beautifully
     
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    Guess what guys I’m upgrading my redsea 170 to A 350.
    Equipment I will be using please chime in.
    M1 Vectra pump
    Somatic skimmer or Omega Vertex
    BRS GFO reactor
    Brand New Apex
    Neptune Dos For two part
    Neptune ATO
    One MP 10 WQD
    2 Wav pumps? Or MP 40?
    Eco battery back up
    Reef link
    Will be getting another dos for automatic water change.
    I have one XR15pro. And think of adding two more so I can spread more lighting?
    Biggest question I want a nice plumbing system pvc to match everything anyone no what i exactly need from your builds. I want to hard plumb the pump. Thanks again any help would be awesome.
     
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    I have a question. I'm wanting to upgrade my 155 bowfront to a red sea reefer tank and looking for a recommendation on what size to go with? Also no peninsula because it will be going against the wall. I would like to keep my current equipment so take that into consideration.

    My equipment

    Two radion xr30w's
    Two vortech mp40's
    Sca 302 skimmer
    Jebao 8000 and 10000 return pump
     
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    I drilled into mine. I would suggest to purchase screws the correct length so you don’t come through the other side. Drill a pilot hole first as well but half the size of the screw. Measure twice cut once. I’m thinking of getting the kessil extension so I can take the mounts off the tank. They get so much salt creep on the screws it looks so bad. Good luck.
     
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