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So ive had this tank up for about 2 months its a read sea reefer 250, previously had a 55gal petco special and while it did its purpose for a year it was leaking just a few drops a day. I wish i really knew how amaizingly smooth these type of tanks are to set up and how stupidly smooth they run. And honestly are cheaper than piecing together a system in the long run and re sell value. Anyways heres a list of equipment its a mixed reef but my sps additction has deffinatly taken over, and my picture skills are not great wish i could figure out how to acuratly display the true colors!

 

tank: rsr 250

lighting: hydra 52, 2 kessil a160we run off apex

return pump:vectra m1

flow: gyre xf130, gyre 1k

skimmer: vertex omega 130

tank controller: apex classic with wxm module, atk, pm1 with salinity probe, breakout box.

 

these pics were right after setting up tank ill post current when later on thanks for following along!

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Looks good! 

Do you dose at all for the sps, or are water changes keeping them going for now?

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I dose seachem fusion 1,2 and acro power. i wish water changes were enough! Lol i am hopfully gonna decide on a triton style sump soon and go that route. I really am kinda annoyed about how limited this sump is! And the socks being an odd size i cut mine to fit but still...! It wont let me upload more pictures i got a few pretty nice ones of my favorite “highend” peices. Didnt relize there was a limit on uploading pictures.

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finally got around around to taking some recent pictures! to lazy to edit fyi.lol i guess i am not allowed to upload anymore content so i guess these are the 3 im allowed? Haha anyone have that issue uploading pictures on here?

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Its ok controller is bulky for the 1k. But  the 130 i got from you is doing awsome i had got the motor block warrenteed recently because the power cable sheilding had cracked and started leaking voltage! i was alerted by my salinty probe haha. I want to get another 130/230 with the new controller to be able to control both from one unit. Wish there was a cheaper option for the apex!

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Love your tank and the scolymia is incredible. Where did you pick that up?

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I think that one i got off a former member on here that was selling of his livestock. Have Had it for coming on 2 years now its gotten huge since then. Lol thanks for the kind words btw! I need to take some nice pics of everything i made a few changes to lighting and my parameters and things are coloring up and growing on another level! 🙃👍🏻👌🏻👌🏻

3 hours ago, Savo said:

Love your tank and the scolymia is incredible. Where did you pick that up?

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Couple more iphone pics! Sps getting color back after a snail found its way in my inlet on skimmer and wasnt skiming for a week lol

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7 minutes ago, albertareef said:

Everything looking great!  BTW - what is that first acro?

No name still getting it’s color super stoked on it. Got it as a brownie!

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25 minutes ago, 503reefland said:

No name still getting it’s color super stoked on it. Got it as a brownie!

Wow - nice score!

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Few growth progress shots I took tonight. Everything has had explosive since I added a co2 scrubber and the last 2 weeks have been unreal after I changed my lighting schedule! I’m in the middle of trying to decide on what I’m going to go with on a aquatic life t5 led hybrid fixture. Either two g4 xr15 pro’s or 1 Xr30 any opinions and suggestions? I am running 2 kessil 160’s and 1 hydra 52 and I really dislike my hydra the color just sucks imo everything under the kessils seems look so much better....

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7 minutes ago, 503reefland said:

I’m in the middle of trying to decide on what I’m going to go with on a aquatic life t5 led hybrid fixture. Either two g4 xr15 pro’s or 1 Xr30 any opinions and suggestions?

I've seen great growth using two XR30 Pro G4's on my Reefer XL 425:

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7 minutes ago, SuncrestReef said:

I've seen great growth using two XR30 Pro G4's on my Reefer XL 425:

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Yeah I just have a 250 and the growth I’m getting is incredible I just hate the hydra 52’s spectrum...lol it has terrible blending imo. I’m interested in the ap700 kessil fixture but I haven’t seen a hybrid t5/led fixture that works with it.

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2 minutes ago, 503reefland said:

Yeah I just have a 250 and the growth I’m getting is incredible I just hate the hydra 52’s spectrum...lol it has terrible blending imo. I’m interested in the ap700 kessil fixture but I haven’t seen a hybrid t5/led fixture that works with it.

I forgot to mention I also have diffusers on my Radions.  It makes a huge difference to eliminate the disco effect and smooths out the light pattern.  It does cause about a 10% loss in PAR, but I'm only running them at 80% max, so the loss is no problem.

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1 minute ago, SuncrestReef said:

I forgot to mention I also have diffusers on my Radions.  It makes a huge difference to eliminate the disco effect and smooths out the light pattern.  It does cause about a 10% loss in PAR, but I'm only running them at 80% max, so the loss is no problem.

Yeah those defusers are amaizing I would just get a power module but being this tank is in my bedroom the heat wouldn’t fly with the girlfriend...lol

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Few new peices well i replaced the acid trip i lost and WD i lost! Thanks to @beer503 for the hook up as always!🔥🔥🔥🔥👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👍🏻👍🏻 

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7 hours ago, youcallmenny said:

Very nice!  What does your light schedule look like? 

as of right now only pushing these two little kessil 160’s after selling my hydra52 and after about a week im getting better color i cant beleive it. I either had a bad schedule (ab+) in the hydra or my corals just wernt fans. My plan was 1 xr30 g4 pro or 2 xr15’s with the aquatic life t5/led hybrid fixture but now im almost so impressed with these little kessils i might just save some money and get the hybrid fixture for these. 

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