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Old 06/23/2018, 06:54 AM   #26
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went to the Bahamas for a week and came back to a pile of goodies at the front door. just need to get the plumbing finished and i'll be ready for water.



after taking a closer look at the plumbing i decided that the gravity fed tank that came with the redsea reefer wasn't going to work for me. after much thought i decided to go with a tunze osmolator and pick up a lower profile ATO reservoir that i could fit in the stand and still have room. i found a great option and think it'll work great. Also, I have another 6105 coming but i guess it was out of stock.



8.5 Gallon ATO Reservoir from Advanced Acrylics

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Old 06/23/2018, 07:42 AM   #27
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Im running a Redsea 525, mitras lx7s, and a advanced aquatics ATO. Very happy.

You may want a bigger ATO, mine is 11G and I wish it was bigger.


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Old 06/23/2018, 08:37 AM   #28
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I can't see pics.


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Old 06/23/2018, 02:50 PM   #29
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weird...i can see pics on my computer but not tapatalk. rehosted post below:

went to the Bahamas for a week and came back to a pile of goodies at the front door. just need to get the plumbing finished and i'll be ready for water.



after taking a closer look at the plumbing i decided that the gravity fed tank that came with the redsea reefer wasn't going to work for me. after much thought i decided to go with a tunze osmolator and pick up a lower profile ATO reservoir that i could fit in the stand and still have room. i found a great option and think it'll work great. Also, I have another 6105 coming but i guess it was out of stock.



8.5 Gallon ATO Reservoir from Advanced Acrylics




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Old 06/23/2018, 04:38 PM   #30
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That is a beast of a skimmer, hopefully your bio load will be big enough.


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Old 06/24/2018, 04:50 PM   #31
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That is a beast of a skimmer, hopefully your bio load will be big enough.
it is a lot larger than i was expecting. but with my history with fish...it shouldn't be a problem. lol


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Old 06/24/2018, 04:51 PM   #32
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Plumbing is done



Ready for water...






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Old 06/25/2018, 12:14 AM   #33
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Your rock work looks great. The rocks look different on the rock, is it another type?


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Old 06/25/2018, 05:31 PM   #34
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we've got water...well, some water. need another day or so to fill the rest of the tank.




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Old 06/25/2018, 05:33 PM   #35
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Your rock work looks great. The rocks look different on the rock, is it another type?
they do look very different in the photos. it must be the glare from the sun through the front door. two small rocks in the left structure are more white but most are similar in color and shape. the above photo with some water looks more realistic


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Old 06/28/2018, 08:34 PM   #36
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Yeah you are right just a optical illusion. the rock looks real nice ,where did you buy it from?


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Old 06/30/2018, 08:53 AM   #37
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Yeah you are right just a optical illusion. the rock looks real nice ,where did you buy it from?
Can't remember. I've had the rock for years...over the years I've bought pieces from all over and when i took down my 500 gallon 5-6 years ago i kept around 100lbs of my favorite rock.


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Old 06/30/2018, 08:59 AM   #38
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update. tank is cycling now and i spent some time last night building the red sea screen top. i've done quite a few DIY screen tops in the past and i've got to say that the quality of the red sea and finished product blow away the home depot diy screen top.

screen stuff


starting the build...and the mess




i wanted to create a space for the tunze cords to slip through so i had to buy a couple "zig zag" pieces (thought they came with the kit but i was wrong)


done and ready for screen. took way longer than expected


installed and i couldn't be happier with the finished product



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Old 07/08/2018, 06:22 PM   #39
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2 weeks into the cycle and almost ready for fish...getting anxious.

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Old 07/14/2018, 05:59 PM   #40
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Still waiting on the cycle...

Spent some time setting up and organizing the electronics

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Old 07/14/2018, 07:59 PM   #41
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Chilling in the living room staring at an empty tank. Thought this was a cool pic

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Old 07/15/2018, 04:45 PM   #42
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tank looks great, always loved how those red sea tanks look


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Old 07/16/2018, 12:44 AM   #43
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CACI9HC...detail_1?psc=1

Put one of these in your tank. I am glad to see that you got water in the tank Congrats


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Old 07/19/2018, 12:21 PM   #44
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CACI9HC...detail_1?psc=1

Put one of these in your tank. I am glad to see that you got water in the tank Congrats
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Old 07/19/2018, 02:02 PM   #45
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Awesome setup!

This is the biggest red sea tank build I've followed. Looks great so far!


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Old 09/14/2018, 01:51 PM   #46
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Love the build, any livestock yet?


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