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- Jul 25, 2020
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Now that the Red Sea Reefer series tanks are getting more common in hobbyist's homes, I thought it would be nice to have a one-stop place to share and discuss them. I love mine and I think it's one of the nicest setups for the money. It's far less expensive than an Elos and even cheaper than Innovative Marine SR series. I love setups that allow for user customization and I like checking out what others are doing with theirs. I think Red Sea really hit big with this one and the # of sales proves that. So please post up pics of your setups and feel free to discuss mods, tips, equipment etc.
I'll start out with a sump pic of my 450:
Sump by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr
IMG_6030 by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr
Current state of my Reefer 450:
FTS by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr
IMG_5293 by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr
I'm also going to leave this here so it's easy to find... my very cheap solution to splitting the return:
1/2" NPT Connector for 1/2" Loc-Line
- First remove the Red Sea fitting out of the end of the return nozzle... it's just pressure fit with Teflon tape.
- Then simply wrap the threaded section of the NPS fitting with about 10 wraps of Teflon tape.
- Next twist/slide into the Red Sea nozzle... it should go in somewhat snug.
- Then pull it back out and wrap it again with about 10 wraps of Teflon tape.
- Go ahead and twist/slide it back in... done.
- Lastly, snap on the Y fitting and your selection of Loc-Line segments and nozzles.
Our very own @pelphrey recently put together a nice instructional video on this also.
Love the sump, especially the red glow to it! Who made it and have everything so neatly organized! Would love to have something similar, but in a blue light!