Show Off and Discuss Your Red Sea Reefer Series

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by Broadfield, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. jdTrader

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    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome to R2R, Congratulations on the 525
     
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    mtamorrow still learning, still confused R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Yesterday I printed out one of these to split the return flow on my 350 and was impressed with the way it softens the flow without changing the volume. Today I printed another one with the "spare tyre" added to give a positive stop in the return nozzle. It wants a bit of a clean up and some PTFE tape but should be fine :)

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    That's awesome! Is it threaded?
     
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    Looking for suggestions on MP40 placement on my reefer 250 eventually wanting SPS, but i'm prolly going to stick with LPS for now.

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    I'm thinking mostly montipora on the right side with MAYBE something else. Right side would be the higher demanding flow for SPS.
     
  7. Bob The Reefer

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    No just a push-fit like the original straight thingy
     
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    Sweet! Can you share the stl file for this design?
     
  9. Bob The Reefer

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    Sure here you go ..... needs about 4 turns of PTFE ..... non-commercial use only please
     

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    Sure thing. Thanks!
     
  11. Bob The Reefer

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    Most welcome .... here it is in action 20180208_193039_resized.jpg
     
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    If it is 48” wide then it’s a 350. The 250 is 36”.
    I plan to use 3/4” hose which connects to the return outlet perfectly and also the barb on my vectra M1. I bought 3/4” ID silicon hose from amazon which flexes nicely without kinks like the stiffer vinyl tubing sold at hardware stores. I also got 1” nylon clamps to hold the tubing on the barbs more securely.
     
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    For those of you that have the custom lids made for their tank with cutouts for the radion mounts, how closely did you have them make the cutout? Did you cut the tightening screw on the mount so that it only goes up to inside edge? Were they able to make the cutout so it wraps closely around that notch or do i need to cut straight across and have that gap? See second attachment.

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    Hey guys,

    Here is my Reefer 350. It is about 2 years old.

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    I just raised the Radion mount up a hair from the glass lip and just kept it to a very small cutout with the clamp part only, avoiding the issue altogether. I also had them make the tabs a bit thicker and have it stick into the tank only 1/8" rather than the standard 1/4" so I could leave the overflow lid on. All fit perfectly (used Octo Aquatics)
     
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    I put both of mine about the same height as yours but on the back wall. Really helps with no dead spots since they work with the nozzle flow to create a gyre like flow. Can't have them too strong though or the sand will blow in the front. I can go about 35-45%, which is a lot of flow for the 250 really.
     
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    Gotcha! Thanks I see now that part would be above the lid, so I just actually need the cutout to allow the max depth of the inside lip.
     
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    mtamorrow still learning, still confused R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Just flipped the switch on a new maxspect razorX
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    Can you lift the lid off completely without messing with the arms? For doing sand cleaning, aquascaping, etc.

    I was thinking of doing the ecotech multi light track, so the arms would be midway on the tank sides. I was thinking with this config I could lift the lid up and push it straight back about half way and it would be resting on the overflow lid while doing cleaning.

    Thanks
     
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    With the arms in the back, yes...just lift the front and slide the lid forward an inch and it pops off. For the sides, you'd probably have to raise the arms a little more (like 3/8" from the glass lip) so the lid could slide back easily. Could put a spacer to sit on the glass under the clamp to keep the arm up a little higher but still be sturdy.
     
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