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Jessy-Ray

Jessy's Red Sea Reefer 250

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Jessy-Ray

So I took down my old RSM 130 a few years ago when I started working fifo and regretted it right away. I work a normal job again and stopped talking myself out of starting again. 

 

I thought about restarting the old RSM but knew I wanted to go bigger. I came across the reefer series and was quickly convinced they were the solution.

I've picked up a reefer 250 and am about 90% done setting it up (filling it with SW now)

The floor the tank is on is a long way from level and it took a fair bit of shimming to get right but I managed to get it pretty well spot on eventually.

 

Equipment 

Tank: RSR 250 

Lights: 2x AI Hydra 26 on DD slimline mounts

Return pump: Sicce syncra "silent" 3.5

Flow pump: Vortech mp40

Skimmer: Eshopps S-120

ATO: Tunze osmolator 3155

Heaters: 2x eheim jäger 150w

Chiller: Hailea hc-150 fed by Sicce 1.0

 

 

 

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Water Dog

Nice start!  What are your stocking plans for fish and coral?

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Jessy-Ray

Thanks mate, the current stocking list fish wise is

Ocellaris pair

Purple Firefish 

Royal Gramma

Possum or 6 line wrasse 

and a Dragonet

Im going to try to get another WA target dragonet like I had in the RSM but if I can't I will get a mandarin.

 

Coral wise the tank will be LPS dominant with a lot of Euphyllia.

A small amount of SPS, some softies and a clam or two (aquacultured down the road from my house)

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silvertoe

Excited for this one!

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Jessy-Ray
4 hours ago, silvertoe said:

Excited for this one!

Me too! 

 

Heres the sump/cabinet

Sand storm in the tank at the moment hopefully clears up quick.

 

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Andreww

Nice tank , how do you like those DD slimline mounts?

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Jessy-Ray

Overall I'm happy with them, the only thing I don't like is how bulky the clamps and screws are. I'm going to give the screws a trim and then it should be fine.

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Jessy-Ray

So the tank has cycled and I’m ready to start adding livestock. I have added the start of the cuc (lfs was really light on stock so got what they had)

 

I have had 2 brand new heaters fail in the on position straight out of the box, lucky it’s summer so I don’t actually need them just yet. I’m thinking it’s time to go for an Apex for the peace of mind on the temp control front alone. 

 

 

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Here are are some really nice hitchhiker macroalgae that came with the rubble I used to seed the tank. Any ID would be appreciated.

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Another hitchhiker I don’t have an ID for, I have seen these before but I can’t remember the name. Video included is sped up 3x

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Indiana Reefin

Really nice tank!!! I want to get a Red Sea 170 soon! I would definitely recommend a controller. Apex is the best overall but if you just want a controller for your heater and maybe some dosing pumps down the road. I would suggest a Reefkeeper lite. I have one and it works great 

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Andreww

I know Apex gets a lot of love these days but my favorite has to be the GHL ProfiLux.

I know I’m going with that when time comes.

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