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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 décor' 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.