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Redsea Reefer 450 Build / Upgrade

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So the 20gal waterbox either did the trick and made me want to be a reefer again, OR pissed me off and now i have to go bigger. the .2 to .3 alk swings were way to difficult to keep sps in, besides i had WAY to much equipment for a 20gal lol . Ive bought a used red sea reefer 450 for a fraction of the price its worth ( Thanks again By eddius-maximus ) I picked up the tank last week and been working on it a little at a time to get it ready. Im taking all my equipment from the waterbox with exceptions to the MP10s the skimmer and the other nano size equipment. 

So far i have the tank, stand, sump im pretty impressed with the red sea tanks, so much better then there umm there attempts several years ago with acrylic systems. i bought a ATB 840 2.0 skimmer from Eddie when i picked up the tank with the DC motor this thing is a beast and prob over kill, but i got a great price on it too. I plan to do a manifold system with sch 80 plumbing everything plumbed in with at least 2 reactors but room for 2 more additions for later down the road. i have had the 4.5gal ATO drilled for bulkheads to make a fuge, going to plumb it in from the overflow so i can eliminate the need for more pump in that area. I dont expect a ton of flow through it. I have bought 110lbs more rock with the 40lbs i have it the waterbox i should be able to do some pretty decent scaping, for lighting i have 3 radion XR15 G4 pros already with 2 new in the box and 1 over the waterbox, I have a NIB AI Prime i will use for the fuge light. I bought 2 new Maxspect gyre FX250s for super cheap from another reefer that i will be using for flow in the display, Im not to sure on the return pump yet, but i like the idea of the maxspect, but i do like the Neptune and vectra pumps as well. So far everything is cleaned just waiting to decide on a few other ideas. still need to decide on a system weather it be 2 part or Tritan, the Tritan intrigues me as id like to be as ULM as i can. 

 

So far I have the following 

92Gal tank and Stand 

20Gal sump 

5Gal fuge 

Apex with 2 dos dossers and reservoirs, WXM module, PM1 and ALDS, AFS

ATB 840 2.0 Skimmer With DC Airstar Dc pump 

2X Maxspect Gyre 250s 

Alkatronic 

Tunze 3155 ATO 

150lbs rock 110lbs dry 

100lbs pink Fuji sand 

3X Radion xr15w G4 Pros W/ mount systems. 

 

Here are some pics. 

Before i cleaned it up. 

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 Here is the after 

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Sounds like it's going to be a great build. I'm glad you got roped back in!

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The maxspects came in yesterday, as well as the pump controller for the skimmer, I haven't starting really building it yet, I'm still thinking about the plumbing and the return pump, I've been looking at all the DC pumps initially the maxspects 9k was a choice, but the reviews are terrible, so was thinking the Cor 20 had some good options, but the reviews are not any better. Anyone have any suggestions on return pump? I'm thinking at least 2000gph to feed the manifold with the reactors and all, I don't want to short change the display on turnover. 

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The maxspects came in yesterday, as well as the pump controller for the skimmer, I haven't starting really building it yet, I'm still thinking about the plumbing and the return pump, I've been looking at all the DC pumps initially the maxspects 9k was a choice, but the reviews are terrible, so was thinking the Cor 20 had some good options, but the reviews are not any better. Anyone have any suggestions on return pump? I'm thinking at least 2000gph to feed the manifold with the reactors and all, I don't want to short change the display on turnover. 
I like my Jaebo BC return pump... Silent, variable, and been working for 3 years so lasts longer than their circulation pumps.

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The skimmer pump is a Jacod airstar 1200 same as the jaebo 6000 I have read they are very good pumps as well. What version are you using on that tank? The price is good too. 

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