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Titus’reef Red Sea Reefer XL 425 build


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Hello reefers! 

After some time out of the hobby due to house remodel and a new baby, I finally decided to put some extra weight on my new floors. And what better way to start, but with an awesome deal from Jeff with a new Red Sea Reefer XL 425. Thanks Jeff! 

As I very well remember this community is filled with amazing and helpful people, thing that can only make it easier and better for this hobby. 
I am looking forward to share and be a part of this reefer community as already has been proven to be amazing. 
 

 And now some photos as I know we all like. 
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Welcome back Titus! I remember the name but can’t picture the face. Nice looking tank. I love the way you did your rockscape. Nice planning. 
 

Jeff does have amazing deals on tanks which is why I have to stay away from is shop or I would end up with ten tanks!

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1 hour ago, Emerald525 said:

Welcome back Titus! I remember the name but can’t picture the face. Nice looking tank. I love the way you did your rockscape. Nice planning. 
 

Jeff does have amazing deals on tanks which is why I have to stay away from is shop or I would end up with ten tanks!

Thank you! I remember we met when you came to my apartment back than and got some corals. 

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28 minutes ago, titus'reef said:

Thank you! I remember we met when you came to my apartment back than and got some corals. 

That’s the best part of this club in my opinion. I learned so much meeting people seeing their tanks and have met a lot of great people. I don’t have a tank up right now but am of considering setting up a Nuvo that is in my garage.

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22 minutes ago, obrien.david.j said:

Welcome back, looking forward to meeting you.   

Quick question, what are the whiskers sticking out of the lights?   Are those Radion G5s, and are those antennae for  Mobius communication?

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Thank you!
The little antennas are just the extra wire for the hydra 32s so they can be adjusted in height. I left it longer for now until I figure out how hight to keep them above the water. 

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1 hour ago, SuncrestReef said:

Looks great!  I have the same tank but with the black cabinet.

What are you going to do in the sump area?  If you want any ideas, I have a very detailed build thread over at R2R:  https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/suncrestreefs-red-sea-reefer-xl-425-build.358990/

I did a lot of research before my final decision on the reefer 425. Your build thread helped me a lot. Thank you! 

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Welcome back!  Nice tank choice and rock work.  Looking forward to seeing how you stock this one. 

On 6/7/2020 at 9:17 AM, Emerald525 said:

That’s the best part of this club in my opinion. I learned so much meeting people seeing their tanks and have met a lot of great people. I don’t have a tank up right now but am of considering setting up a Nuvo that is in my garage.

I saw this Kim!  Expecting a build thread soon!

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2 hours ago, albertareef said:

Welcome back!  Nice tank choice and rock work.  Looking forward to seeing how you stock this one. 

I saw this Kim!  Expecting a build thread soon!

It’s a 25 lagoon. Not much of a build thread lol. Here’s the task I dumped in some rock and sand and I am done.

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6 hours ago, Bicyclebill said:

I really dig the aquascape. Makes me want to tear mine down and do it over


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Thanks! 
The nice aquascape is only temporary. Corals will eventually cover it all. At least that’s what I hope. 

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6 hours ago, albertareef said:

Welcome back!  Nice tank choice and rock work.  Looking forward to seeing how you stock this one. 

I saw this Kim!  Expecting a build thread soon!

Thank you ! it’s good to be back! I am fortunate to find good friends here. 

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I’ve been taking it very slowly, but finally some updates. I don’t have many corals as I’m still working on getting a few fish. 
I have a flame angel that’s in the sump right now because he is a bully. He pick on all the corals including the leather coral. I was trying my luck with this beautiful fish and it has to go.  Everything else is good so far. 
 

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Finally almost done organized all the cables and installed the Dos for the AWC and I love it. No more buckets to move around 😎

I used 55gallon barrels for the fresh and saltwater right underneath my little work bench in the garage  nothing fancy but it works. I used kayak hatches on top for easy access. 
 

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It’s been about a year since the tank is wet so I think it’s time for a quick update.
After dealing with dinoflagellates 3 times no other really big issues that I had to deal with in the first year.

I have 13 fish 🐟 and still dosing No3 and Po4.  So since I quarantine everything there are 7 more fish in quarantine getting ready to put in the display in about 3 weeks. Maybe the dosing won’t be necessary once that’s done. 😉

And what better way to describe the update but with photos. I know we all like photos! 

 

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