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Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I'm going to do my best to update this thread as much as possible. I currently have a Red Sea Reefer 170. It has been set up for roughly 1 year. I have had intermittent success with this tank, but I hardly took any pictures or documented anything along the way. So my main thinking when creating this thread is two things really. 1. To have invaluable documentation of my tanks progress. 2. invaluable recommendations by fellow reefers. We are currently building a new house so the new tank (new to me at least) will be in storage until March or April. That gives me plenty of time to plan and acquire things I will need.

Ok some of the good stuff. I will attach a picture of the current setup (picture is old) and pictures of the tank I just purchased yesterday.

New Tank: so far. all purchased used from my LFS. Was a tank they serviced.
Planet Aquariums 60x24x25 I believe this puts me in the neighborhood of 150ish gallons
Also have the white Elegance stand/ canopy
3 Gen4 Radion xr30 pros
No other equipment

Current set up:

Redsea Reefer 170
Hydra 32hd
nero3
apex el- with both ph and temp prob
Aquaamax q-2
jaebo dc return pump- cant remember the size i believe to be in the neighborhood of 500-900 gph.
Jager heater
Inkbird temp controller
Kamoer x1- dosing AFR(4ml per day)
BRS- CO2 scrubber with BRS CO2 media

Also have a Neptune DOS not in use.

Tank parameters: Running TMP salt mix
Temp-77.3-78.6
PH7.89-8.02
ALK-7.5
Calcium-460
Mag-1480
Nitrate-3 ppm
Phosphate-.07

Any input on new equipment would be appreciated as I am in the planning phase still! Thanks again!

-Stefan

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Quick update! I have the tank in my possession( by "possession" I mean stored at work). Thinking About plumbing. The tank has a left hand corner over flow which has two 1" drains and two 3/4" returns. I'm a little confused on how to do the return lines Correctly. In specifically the portion of the return line that connects to the overflow box. I will try to attach a picture.

On another note we have completed our pre drywall inspection for the house. The house is starting to take shape. I will attach some picture of the area I plan to place the tank. Structurally I believe it will be fine but I'm not an engineer. I may add some extra bracing before to be safe. The tank will be sitting over a steal beam that spans the basement.

The tank was an afterthought when we purchased the house. We are building with a large builder in our area and making any changes, structural, electrical, and plumbing for the tank will unfortunately have to take place after the fact.

I plan on putting my mixing station and eventually AWC system in the basement blow the tank.
 

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Closed on our house April 25th. Got the tank moved in and started work on plumbing. Have most of it complete. attached our some pictures of the progress. Also downloaded mobius and got the xr30's updated and online. Wow was that a giant pain. Also had a random power outage and now have a dead EB832 on my other tank. Plan on sending it out this week for repair so it can be used on the new tank.

Other updates... I went with all Jebao pumps. Might regret this decision in the future. Didnt follow my normal buy once cry once policy. Time will tell.

Thinking I should go ahead and build one wall downstairs in the basement for additional support. This wall will eventually be a wall for the full bathroom in the basement anyways, and I would be able to sleep at night knowing there is extra support.

Let me know what you guys think.
 

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Got the power supply back and now in operation. Built the scape using marco's dry rock, super glue and mortar. I plan on transferring rock for old tank to this one once cycled.

Leveled the tank and leak checked it. Tested sump level for power outages and various failure scenarios. Water level gets pretty high in the sump but doesn't overflow. And began to fill with RODI.

The tank has been salty since roughly fathers day.

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