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allendehl
09/22/2017, 06:45 AM
Finally tank came home!! After being delayed two separate times due two massive hurricanes (origin and destination, what are the chances right?) and very slow catch up from RoadRunner my Reefer 350 showed up at my doorstep.
I am a complete newbie so this is by no means a guide for anyone, just me having some fun posting updates on my build and a possibility to receive feedback and ideas.

List of main components:

Tank: Red Sea Reefer 350 deluxe White
Skimmer: Reef Octopus 152-S
Return Pump: Sicce Syncra 3.0
Powerheads: Jebao PP8 X2
Power strip: American DJ DC-100


https://i.imgur.com/pKFh48u.jpg

allendehl
09/22/2017, 06:54 AM
This thing is HEAVY. Even the cabinet box itself ("small box at the left") can't be lifted by one person unless you a body builder.


https://i.imgur.com/p5KEelv.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/sgafDVc.jpg

allendehl
09/22/2017, 06:59 AM
Instructions are OK but lack details and parts are not labeled so the letters in the diagram are completely useless.
Also, make sure you don't loose a single screw, they come in the EXACT amount you need. I'm not sure if they do it to save cost or so you know you messed up if you end up with an extra one.

https://i.imgur.com/mdML5LO.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/XWdWX2E.jpg

allendehl
09/22/2017, 07:08 AM
I did not realize the DC100 was so huge. It would not fit horizontally in the right side of the cabinet so I'm planing in putting it vertically against the divider wall as shown (or tried to show) below.

I plan in building a decent wood/acrylic box that helps me support the DC100 while creating a hidden space to keep all the cables that come from the sump side. I'll l place it a bit towards the back for two reasons. One, so the cables com out of the connecting whole inside the box and two in case my 6-months baby girl decide to explore into my tank cabinet.

I am not the crafty kind of man so if you have some neat ideas on how to cleanly attach this thing to the cabinet please share it quick.

https://i.imgur.com/z1FssVG.png

allendehl
09/25/2017, 07:46 AM
Mission accomplished, electrical strip boxed. Tank up the stand. Now thinking if I should get into the task of hard plumbing or not. Leaning towards a "may be later" but the green hose still bothers me.

Once all plugs are in, I'll cover the box with white plexi.
https://i.imgur.com/3nIGAqX.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/t4nN5AE.jpg

RIGUY314
09/27/2017, 06:43 PM
Mission accomplished, electrical strip boxed. Tank up the stand. Now thinking if I should get into the task of hard plumbing or not. Leaning towards a "may be later" but the green hose still bothers me.

Once all plugs are in, I'll cover the box with white plexi.
https://i.imgur.com/3nIGAqX.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/t4nN5AE.jpg

looks good. like how you mounted the electrical strip.

allendehl
09/30/2017, 10:14 AM
looks good. like how you mounted the electrical strip.Thank you! Had to redo it though. Too small for the bigger power adapter. Pics below. It worked out for the best.

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allendehl
09/30/2017, 10:16 AM
Ready for leak test!!!
Getting closer to the real thing! Very satisfied with the outcome so far. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170930/29b7326efce232aa876be0f4cd0cce88.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170930/8d64cd58b16b22f3df98788ffa5c30b3.jpg

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