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Old 07/31/2017, 12:29 PM   #1
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HD's Red Sea Reefer White 750 XXL SPS Tank Build

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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 . 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.


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Old 07/31/2017, 12:41 PM   #2
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Old 07/31/2017, 01:02 PM   #3
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Here it is still new in the crate from yesterday.


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Old 07/31/2017, 01:04 PM   #4
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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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Old 07/31/2017, 01:07 PM   #5
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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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Old 07/31/2017, 01:10 PM   #6
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HD's Red Sea Reefer White 750 XXL SPS Tank Build

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. [ATTACH]377222[ATTACH]377223


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Old 07/31/2017, 01:20 PM   #7
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My 220g in wall. Just something to look at while we wait for more gear and progress.


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Old 08/01/2017, 07:42 AM   #8
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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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Old 08/02/2017, 11:47 AM   #9
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Love this tank, want it to be my next. Why did you go from the 220 to this tank?


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Old 08/02/2017, 12:15 PM   #10
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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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I'll get better pics when the lights kick on.


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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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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?

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You know what i don't like about these big beautiful tanks? I can't afford one


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Old 08/03/2017, 02:22 PM   #15
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You know what i don't like about these big beautiful tanks? I can't afford one


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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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?

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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.


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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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Old 11/15/2017, 03:09 PM   #18
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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.


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


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