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Redsea Reefer 450 Build / Upgrade

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time for an update! its getting closer, i worked on the plumbing again tonight rebuilt the manifold and everything worked out pretty good this time. I am missing one 1" elbow and a 1" piece of braded hose to connect the return up also need another 3/4 X 1" swedge for the emergency overflow, i have the fitting and can use the 3/4 if i want to, but would like everything look uniform coming out of the tank to the sump. so its on order. Ill temp use the 3/4 if i decide to start it up this weekend. I still need to mount the Kessil H380, im just thinking of hanging it over the fuge vs a tank mount system, i dont really have room for it. I need to work on running all the cables for everything and map those out and terminate at the controllers. But ugh not sure i want to think about that mess yet. it would mean pulling most everything off the 20gal so that might wait till i start the cycle. Anyway here are pics. 

 

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Looking very nice.  So the cannisters are for carbon, GFO, BioBalls?

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18 minutes ago, jolt said:

Looking very nice.  So the cannisters are for carbon, GFO, BioBalls?

The 3rd is for biopellets, but I'm not sire if I'll need it with the fuge size if Incan get macro to grow like I want. 

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Haha. Yeah I meant bio pellets. I should refrain from posting before 7am i think

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3 hours ago, mhart032 said:

The 3rd is for biopellets, but I'm not sire if I'll need it with the fuge size if Incan get macro to grow like I want. 

 

Your mileage may vary but I could never get chaeto to grow when using GFO. They're in direct competition. Once I pulled GFO, the chaeto exploded. This was even while heavily overstocked.

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4 minutes ago, eddius-maximus said:

 

Your mileage may vary but I could never get chaeto to grow when using GFO. They're in direct competition. Once I pulled GFO, the chaeto exploded. This was even while heavily overstocked.

I have read that it could on some tanks, i was thinking about keeping it in line and if i need to use it i can just turn the valve, was thinking in an emergency type situation. My biggest issue with most the tanks ive had has been high phos and nitrates due to laziness lol. My thoughts were a turn of a valve seems much easier than possible water changes or NOPO X dosing. same with the carbon, if i find i dont need it, great, but when i do i would rather not be fumbling around trying to get a reactor in place to run a product for a solution. id like to be as ultra low maintenance as i can, My thoughts are putting in the time and expense now can save me a ton of time later down the road if i need it. 

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