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Old 01/16/2020, 08:29 AM   #1
Chr1sr85
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Chris's Red sea reefer 250

Hi guys, I've decided to start a journal of my reefer 250, it's not a patch on alot of the reefs here but I'm hoping to grow it into something decent. The tank is around 10 months old give or take and last year I didn't get as much time as I would of liked to stock the tank and as a result it's kind of lagging behind where I would of hoped it would be at this point in time but that is about to change! Plan is to add many more SPS frags and a few choice LPS. I have had a couple setbacks thus far in the form of an aiptaisia outbreak which I managed to conquer using a plentiful supply of peppermint shrimps (filefish didn't touch them) and a rather nasty valonia issue which I am still battling but is now under control. Here are the main tank specs.

Tank: Red sea reefer 250 with standard sump
Lighting: 2 x AI Hydra 26hds
Skimmer: Bubble magus curve 5
Circulation: 1 AI Nero 5 and 1 Vortech mp10wqd (soon swapping for second nero 5)
Return pump: Reef octopus varios 4
Reactors: Phosban 150 running Rowaphos

I am about to get a doser and looking at the dd p4pro as I'm finding manual dosing a pain and starting to worry about swings in alk. Anyway here are a few pics, I'm going to try and update the thread as often as I can even if not much is going on as I think itll be good for me personally to have a record and I'm hoping some of you will be interested.

Chris.


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Old 01/17/2020, 09:38 AM   #2
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Welcome to RC, Chris! Nice start on your tank. I think your slow start will be a benefit in the big picture. Congrats on your aiptasia victory! I look forward to following your progress. Enjoy the journey!


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Old 02/14/2020, 07:09 PM   #3
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Nice tank. I'm looking for ideas for my tank which is very close to what you have, a RS 350, but it's a new setup so it's not mature yet.
Here my alk drops like 0.3 daily But I don't see the Calcium dropping that much. Maybe just bc that is more Ca, idk. How was your kh and Ca consumption in the beginning ?


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Old 02/15/2020, 01:59 AM   #4
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Hi buddy, mine was pretty much exactly like that. Alk still only drops 0.3 dkh a day I dose a total of 6ml red sea alk daily. Calcium I only dose 1ml a day. I only have a few sps frags at the moment. I'm getting some more this month so I anticipate consumption to go up. I take it your tank is lightly stocked at the moment?

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Old 02/26/2020, 09:09 PM   #5
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Very nice! I am in the process of starting a new Red Sea tank, so this is great! I am leaning toward the reefer 300xl. Lighting has been driving me crazy. I feel like the led 90 that they offer runs too blue, so I have been looking at the AI hydras as well. Any pics runners the hydras with more white and colors?
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