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Hoosier daddy
07/31/2017, 11:29 AM
Hi All,

I just picked up my Red Sea Reefer 750 XXL with the white stand yesterday. I am super excited to start the build on this. We had our house built about a year ago and we had the basement finished. So I built a 220g Mixed Reef in the wall down in the basement. I broke down my old Red Sea Reefer 450 and put the inhabitants into the 220. Sorry, I never really did a build thread for it. With this set up I will be doing an SPS Build mostly trying to grow from frags.

My brother came over yesterday and with the help of a neighbor we brought the tank in the house. We started building the stand and getting it ready to put into its new spot.

But before I can get the tank rolling along I am in a slight delay because the wife wanted me to paint the wall first. Cheap trade off I guess :thumbsup:. So after we built the stand I put a nice coat of primer on the wall. Today I will be painting the wall.

I will start posting the pics so I can keep a log and see the progress. So follow along and let me know if you have any cool ideas that can help me out along the way. :wavehand:

monks600
07/31/2017, 11:41 AM
Will be following this! [emoji1303]


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Hoosier daddy
07/31/2017, 12:02 PM
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Here it is still new in the crate from yesterday.


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Hoosier daddy
07/31/2017, 12:04 PM
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The fish store let me borrow some suction cups to move this bad boy. Damn it was heavy!!!


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Hoosier daddy
07/31/2017, 12:07 PM
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Here it is inside the house on some dollies to get it ready to put on the stand.


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Hoosier daddy
07/31/2017, 12:10 PM
Pic of the stand but I still need to put the doors on and sump in before I do that.Also the new Ecotech Vectra L1 pump and a reef link for ease of control for the radions, return pump and the vortech. Plus you can see our sample color on the wall[emoji16]. [ATTACH]377222[ATTACH]377223


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Hoosier daddy
07/31/2017, 12:20 PM
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My 220g in wall. Just something to look at while we wait for more gear and progress[emoji41].


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Hoosier daddy
08/01/2017, 06:42 AM
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The wall is painted and I also worked on putting some under cabinet lighting in last night. Sump is also in and now I can put the tank in it's final destination.

Pretty cool the sump has a nice baffle system to adjust the size of the skimmer area and raise the height of the water. Should help keep the sump looking clean without making a skimmer stand.


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Chicagoreef2016
08/02/2017, 10:47 AM
Love this tank, want it to be my next. Why did you go from the 220 to this tank?

Hoosier daddy
08/02/2017, 11:15 AM
Love this tank, want it to be my next. Why did you go from the 220 to this tank?



Thanks! Sorry I should've been more specific.Actually my 220 is an Inwall and that is staying there. It's in my basement with a fish room.


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Hoosier daddy
08/02/2017, 11:17 AM
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I'll get better pics when the lights kick on.


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Hoosier daddy
08/02/2017, 11:21 AM
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Small update. We set the tank on the stand last night . I installed the doors and adjusted them.


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Chicagoreef2016
08/02/2017, 12:30 PM
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I'll get better pics when the lights kick on.


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Nice! Your maintenance load for both is going to be something else. I am definitely following, want to see how your 750 turns out and possibly take ideas for when I get mine. For someone not wanting to plan every single detail, Red Sea seems to have a great package with their tank/stand/sump. Your experience with your previous Red Sea was positive I assume?

Cheers.

LuizW13
08/03/2017, 01:16 PM
You know what i don't like about these big beautiful tanks? I can't afford one :sad1:

Hoosier daddy
08/03/2017, 01:22 PM
You know what i don't like about these big beautiful tanks? I can't afford one :sad1:



Haha I hear ya. What's cool is I've been in the hobby for over 15 years and I remember when the nicest tanks were oceanics. They have a lot of cool stuff now.


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Hoosier daddy
08/03/2017, 03:33 PM
Nice! Your maintenance load for both is going to be something else. I am definitely following, want to see how your 750 turns out and possibly take ideas for when I get mine. For someone not wanting to plan every single detail, Red Sea seems to have a great package with their tank/stand/sump. Your experience with your previous Red Sea was positive I assume?

Cheers.

Yes my experience was good with my old Reefer 450. I like the look of it and it looks good for dťcor' as well not just a big old aquarium. My gripes were I wished the sump setup was better. With this new Reefer it is has a much better layout. I also didn't like the top off on the last one. We will see how long the water lasts with an open top. The good thing is I can prob have a larger unit built because it slides left to right for maintenance.

Raptor72
11/07/2017, 01:18 AM
Would you say that this system could be set on carpet with the small feet that it comes with? Iím getting ready to order one and would like to know. Thanks.


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Hoosier daddy
11/15/2017, 02:09 PM
Would you say that this system could be set on carpet with the small feet that it comes with? I’m getting ready to order one and would like to know. Thanks.


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Yes it would work fine on carpet. I need to post pics and do an update. I absolutely love this tank setup. I am running radions and I moved most of my corals and added quite a few. Time for updated pics.

whyamisofly
11/17/2017, 01:14 PM
Yes it would work fine on carpet. I need to post pics and do an update. I absolutely love this tank setup. I am running radions and I moved most of my corals and added quite a few. Time for updated pics.

Absolutely beautiful tank Scott - pictures do NOT do this tank justice!

Hoosier daddy
11/17/2017, 01:15 PM
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Rs Reef
11/17/2017, 04:41 PM
these tanks are beasts! just picked mine up...

erics3000
04/01/2018, 03:22 PM
Nice..tagging along

FortyFour
04/26/2018, 06:53 PM
Hoosier - Thanks for the thread. I’m relocating to Denver from San Diego and I’m trying to decide how/if the hobby can follow me there. There are a ton of moving parts but I think you can help by answering some RedSea Reefer and Denver specific questions, if you don;t mind!

* Did you buy the take/stand as standalone items, or did you buy the package that comes with lights/sump. If so, was the value worth it?
* What does your water change process look like? You have a tank in the basement and a tank on your main level. Where do you mix your salt?
* Do you have an RODI system? If so, is it in the basement? And is your RedSea Reefer plumbed to the basement?
* Do you have an outrageous water bill? What does that look like if you are running an RODI system? I don;t have experience there.

Thanks in advance!

Joe

FortyFour
04/26/2018, 07:00 PM
Also, can you post pictures of your sump set-up? Thank you!

Hoosier daddy
04/27/2018, 09:48 AM
Hoosier - Thanks for the thread. I’m relocating to Denver from San Diego and I’m trying to decide how/if the hobby can follow me there. There are a ton of moving parts but I think you can help by answering some RedSea Reefer and Denver specific questions, if you don;t mind!

* Did you buy the take/stand as standalone items, or did you buy the package that comes with lights/sump. If so, was the value worth it?
* What does your water change process look like? You have a tank in the basement and a tank on your main level. Where do you mix your salt?
* Do you have an RODI system? If so, is it in the basement? And is your RedSea Reefer plumbed to the basement?
* Do you have an outrageous water bill? What does that look like if you are running an RODI system? I don;t have experience there.

Thanks in advance!

Joe



No problem thanks for asking. Let me see if I can answer these in the order you asked.

1. I bought the setup for tank and stand only and added radions and now the aquatic life hybrid T5.

2.I have a mixing station in my basement and I just run a hose with a clamp upstairs when doing my water change. I use a big pump that can move water so it's quick. See pic.

3. Yes I use the Vertex RODI.

4. Reefer is not plumbed to in basement. Getting ready to add a reef synergy Reservoir with Neptune ATK.

5. My water bill seems normal. I make water only as needed and shut RODI off.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180427/e20394d499b18622d54cb3c797c74dee.jpg




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Hoosier daddy
04/27/2018, 09:53 AM
Sorry I have not really been active but my tank has. I added a Neptune DOS and converted this tank to mostly SPS. Most of the LPS and all softies went to a Red Sea Reefer 250. I will add more pics this weekend. Stay tuned and I will have FTS and equipment sump pics.

FortyFour
04/27/2018, 08:48 PM
Thatís awesome, great job.

Can you clarify what you use each of these for, left to right? Donít want to assume anything.

1: display tank
2: black plastic bin
3: cylinder bin #1 (left)
4: cylinder bin #2 (right)

Do you know about how many G of water your RODI needs to make 1 G? And when you say the water bill is normal, are we talking ~100? ~200? ~300? I donít have a base because I havenít lived in Denver and our water is currently included in rent. Hope you donít mind sharing.

FortyFour
04/29/2018, 09:23 AM
No problem thanks for asking. Let me see if I can answer these in the order you asked.

1. I bought the setup for tank and stand only and added radions and now the aquatic life hybrid T5.

2.I have a mixing station in my basement and I just run a hose with a clamp upstairs when doing my water change. I use a big pump that can move water so it's quick. See pic.

3. Yes I use the Vertex RODI.

4. Reefer is not plumbed to in basement. Getting ready to add a reef synergy Reservoir with Neptune ATK.

5. My water bill seems normal. I make water only as needed and shut RODI off.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180427/e20394d499b18622d54cb3c797c74dee.jpg




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I think I got it. Is the large cylinder RODI, feeding into the smaller cylinder for mixing and storing salt? Where do you run your waste water?

Hoosier daddy
04/30/2018, 08:08 PM
My RODI makes 100gpd. Large container is RO water and the small mixes my salt. HTH


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Hoosier daddy
04/30/2018, 08:16 PM
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Converted it to mostly SPS. Have collected a few nice pieces recently. Added RR Event Horizon, Home Wrecker, JF Foxflame, RR Angry Bird to name a few.


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Hoosier daddy
05/02/2018, 11:51 AM
I think I got it. Is the large cylinder RODI, feeding into the smaller cylinder for mixing and storing salt? Where do you run your waste water?

Yes RODI is feeding both cylinders. I run the excess water to a drain.

FortyFour
05/02/2018, 12:36 PM
Yes RODI is feeding both cylinders. I run the excess water to a drain.

Thank you. Can you share where in the Denver area you got the water storage units?

Also, can you tell me what your preferred LFS is?

Also also, Do you have a preferred aquarium maintenance person? I will be caring for the tank myself but I might need an experience eye while I am moving/setting up/looking after an infant. Thank you!

Joe

EDIT: Sorry for derailing the conversation, I'll get it back on track!

Hoosier daddy
05/02/2018, 04:33 PM
Thank you. Can you share where in the Denver area you got the water storage units?

Also, can you tell me what your preferred LFS is?

Also also, Do you have a preferred aquarium maintenance person? I will be caring for the tank myself but I might need an experience eye while I am moving/setting up/looking after an infant. Thank you!

Joe

EDIT: Sorry for derailing the conversation, I'll get it back on track!

My go to is Cris Capp at Aquatic Art for best LFS in the Denver area.

I picked these containers up from a member off our MASC forum. But I am pretty sure you can go to a Murdoch's or any farm supply store and they should have them in stock.

I maintain these tanks myself. Pretty much have everything dosing on the apex and change the water when I feel like it (once per month). I do all the testing and adjust accordingly. Neptune DOS for two part. GFO to keep Phosphates in check. NOPOX for Nitrates.