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Old 06/28/2016, 07:22 PM   #1
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Reefrf's 250 upgrade!

It's long overdue but the day has finally arrived. I had my previous reef tank set up for nearly 8 years. Things had outgrown their home quite a bit. Here are some details about the new reef. Things are up & running now, so you can expect some photos to follow. I'm looking toward to seeing things develop.

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250 gallon (Crystal Dynamic) Mfg

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72x30x27 Starphire Eurobrace 1/2" glass reinforced eurobrace on bottom
Center trapazoid overflow
Drain & returns- Herbie 2x 3/4" returns 1 1/4" drain with a 1 1/4" emergency
Eurobraced 1/4" recessed

Stand (Crystal Dynamic) Mfg
Steel 34" height & powder coated
Birch wrapped / two tone stain with expresso & dark cherry.
Tank recessed 2" into stand

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Lighting- 72" Giesemann Infiniti (3x250w HQI), 4xT5 80w
Return pump- Fluval SP6
Flow- 3 x MP40 QD
JBJ 1/4 hp chiller
Calcium Reactor- Geo 624
Controller- Neptune Apex
Sump-75 advanced acrylics
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Current Tank Info: 250g 72x30x27 (Starphire) Lighting-Giesemann Infiniti 3x250w HQI Phoenix 4T-5's. 75g sump/Reef Octopus SRO5000 Skimmer/ GEO 624 Calcium Reactor. Circulation 3 x MP40QD 1/4 hp Artica

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Old 06/28/2016, 09:47 PM   #2
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Current Tank Info: 250g 72x30x27 (Starphire) Lighting-Giesemann Infiniti 3x250w HQI Phoenix 4T-5's. 75g sump/Reef Octopus SRO5000 Skimmer/ GEO 624 Calcium Reactor. Circulation 3 x MP40QD 1/4 hp Artica
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Old 06/30/2016, 11:12 PM   #3
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Current Tank Info: 250g 72x30x27 (Starphire) Lighting-Giesemann Infiniti 3x250w HQI Phoenix 4T-5's. 75g sump/Reef Octopus SRO5000 Skimmer/ GEO 624 Calcium Reactor. Circulation 3 x MP40QD 1/4 hp Artica

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Old 06/30/2016, 11:14 PM   #4
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From today....day 14 of the transfer.










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Old 06/30/2016, 11:18 PM   #5
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Last ones for now. Thanks for looking.





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Old 07/01/2016, 05:15 AM   #6
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awesome tank


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Old 07/01/2016, 07:42 AM   #7
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Can you show us the equipment on that bad boy?


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Old 07/01/2016, 08:56 AM   #8
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awesome tank
Thanks man!


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Old 07/01/2016, 09:15 AM   #9
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Can you show us the equipment on that bad boy?
Sure can! I've plumbed this through the wall into my office/fish room. Much easier access that I have become accustomed to. I still have quite a bit of cord management to do as well (not shown . My auto top-off containers will be eliminated once I get my liter meter connected through the attic into my garage where the RO/Di is. More to come on this.













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Old 07/01/2016, 09:54 AM   #10
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Sure can! I've plumbed this through the wall into my office/fish room. Much easier access that I have become accustomed to. I still have quite a bit of cord management to do as well (not shown . My auto top-off containers will be eliminated once I get my liter meter connected through the attic into my garage where the RO/Di is. More to come on this.










That looks awesome. But arnt you worried about your floors??


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Old 07/01/2016, 10:17 AM   #11
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That looks awesome. But arnt you worried about your floors??
Floors, what floors? Just kidding. Not wood, porcelain 4 foot tile planks.


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Old 07/02/2016, 08:56 PM   #12
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Have any problems with the large angel with the corals? Nice setup tho;-)


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Old 07/02/2016, 09:41 PM   #13
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Have any problems with the large angel with the corals? Nice setup tho;-)


Hi, thanks! No problems at all with either the swallowtails or the majestic Angle. All perfect citizens. But as we all know it's hit or miss. However, typically the genacanthus Angel species are usually good.


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Old 08/21/2016, 07:06 PM   #14
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Some recent pictures from today. Sorry, I'm not very good with the camera....


























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Old 08/22/2016, 08:33 AM   #17
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Beautiful mixed reef. I wish these got more credit than just stick tanks. This thing is going to be amazing in a year or so. Right now it is awesome though. Congrats


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Beautiful mixed reef. I wish these got more credit than just stick tanks. This thing is going to be amazing in a year or so. Right now it is awesome though. Congrats


Thank you for the compliment. Yes, I love the mixed reef tank look! More natural looking in my opinion. Things are really beginning to encrust now & take off. I agree, in 12 months it should fill in nicely. I have a lot of frags in there.


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Old 08/23/2016, 01:08 PM   #23
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Great set up!


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Old 08/27/2016, 11:00 PM   #24
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Old 09/18/2016, 05:03 PM   #25
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