Show Off and Discuss Your Red Sea Reefer Series

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  1. Broadfield

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

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    I honestly don't know what they are called... they were just a temporary solution until I did my final install. I liked them for a temporary solution because they have double stick to mount them. And since I knew I would be ditching them sooner than later, I liked the idea of not having to mount them with screws. I bought them from Menards if that helps at all.
     
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    I want to get a screen lid / cover for my 525 but I've got some questions for those of you that have covers.

    How do you do regular maintenance? I'm referring to daily / weekly things like feeding fish from multiple locations, feeding corals, glass cleaning, etc? I've seen a hinge lid for feeding but I plan on feeding from different areas around the tank.

    Do you take the entire screen off every time you want to get in the tank? I was thinking of having the screen lid in two, or more, sections so I could remove the part I needed to and leave the rest in place.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I take the entire screen off to do maintenance I place a towel on the floor and lean it against the wall. as far as feeding I just lift it and feed.
     
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    Depending on what type of lid you are looking at, the custom ones can have multiple feed doors for you to access different parts of the tank. I only have a central feed door on my 525, but my flow is erratic enough that the food deposited there gets to the entire tank. I take my lid off maybe once a week to do some maintenance, but by and large I can access what I need to through the feed door. For additives that are put into the DT, I use a disposable pipette that is smaller than the netting and just go through there.
     
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    Hey guys, i know the 625/750 models are quite new, but id like some pictures of hard plumbed returnline solutions, preferably with a manifold to give me some ideas to my upcoming build! :)
     
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    Thanks. I hadn't thought of just sticking the pipette through the screen. Duh.
     
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    The fish don't get spooked with the screen going off and on? Or do you just lift an edge when you feed?
     
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    ya, they do but no more than hands going in the tank to scrape and clean glass and gravel cleaning.
     
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    I didn’t want a feed door to keep it as simple as I could. I either remove the whole lid or if I’m lazy I’ll feed through one of the litter
    Holes in the net lol. My Apex feeder also drops the food through the lid.
     
  12. mta_morrow

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    Final scape for the 525. Used NYOS cement for the large structures. Works really good if you follow the instructions.

    I will have a 1 1/2 inch deep sand bed.

    Blue tape is 4” all around.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm trying to hard plumb a reefer 250 with a manifold also, and I'm wondering what size threaded adapter you used for connecting to the return line?
     
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    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Tank got set on the stand tonight and my maxspect razorX arrived!
    [​IMG]
     
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    The threaded adaptors are "Metric" which actually means British Standard Pipe - BSP - don't know about the 250 but on my 350 it's approx 1"in diameter over the thread which IIRC is 3/4 BSP
     
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    Need a recommendation on a skimmer for a 525 or solution for the current one. I have an E-shopps X-160 that has been running for about a week. No change in amount of bubbles and if I make any adjustment at all it only creates more bubbles. I can't get it to slow down. It blows the lid off of the cup and the bubbles are getting the inside of the cabinet wet as they pop. Help?
     
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    I can offer some moral support ..... I have exactly the same issue with a Nyos Quantum 120

    Have you checked the water height in the sump relative to the water height in the skimmer? The Red Sea sumps are quite deep and I'm trying to find a workable solution to raising my skimmer off the floor (will try and craft something in acrylic)

    The only other thing I can advise is patience ..... which I also need to try
     
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    FWIW, I ordered an adjustable skimmer stand from octoaquatics. It will adjust from 1 to 3 1/2”. As stated above, it’s a deep sump and you will most likely need to raise your skimmer.
     
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    A few people including myself have had success with the Nyos 120. The NYOS has three adjustments: the arm 'rotates' + screw top control water level, then air input. I didn't grok right away that the arm movement was the rough water level control. I initially thought the screw top was the only water level adjustment.
     
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    Thanks. Yes, I raised it up off the bottom of the sump. I may need to try a different unit.
     
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