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Red Sea Reefer 350 Build

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Hi everyone!

 

So I have had my IM Nuvo 30L set up for just over a year, and I am already starting to out grow this tank and looking into something bigger.  Was originally going to get the Red Sea Reefer 250, but the spouse likes the wider size of the 350, plus the wall where it goes is like 7' long, so we feel the 4' size will make it a nice centerpiece.

 

I haven't purchase anything yet as I am in need of help on the build out and what to get for this tank.

 

Equipment I currently own and plan to use on this new build:

MP10WQD

2x Ai Prime HD in white on gooseneck mounts

Eheim 100w and 150w heaters

Tunze Nano ATO (to supplement the Red Sea ATO)

 

Here is what is "in my cart" to purchase for the new build:

 

Red Sea Reefer 350 in white

Bubble Magus Curve 5

Maxspect Gyre XF 230 w/controller (to complement the MP10WQD)

Since Syncra Silent 4.0 (not sure about this one, should I consider Ecotech Vectra S1 instead?)

Ai Prime HD in white on gooseneck (to add to my existing 2 to make 3 across the tank)

 

Am I missing anything?  Or something I should consider instead?

 

I am having hesitation on the lights, however I keep no SPS corals and do not plan on keeping any in the future either.  I like my softies and LPS.  

 

I currently only have 1 clownfish and 1 green chromis.  I do plan on adding additional fish, but not until after March when we are going to Europe for 3 weeks.  Was thinking of stocking maybe 7 fish max?

 

With Christmas coming up I don't really want to break the bank on this new build, am planning on selling my Nuvo 30L with stand as soon as this new tank is up and running, so that can pay for something new.

 

Help and advise is appreciated :)  Thanks!

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Also, been reading about the IceCap 3k Gyre as well.  The cost is so much less than the Maxspect Gyre, anyone have any experience with the IceCap 3k?  Would that work for this build?

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I have the older Maxspect Gyre XF130 in my 350 and it gives enough flow.  Never tried the IceCap 3k but is the price that much more for the Maxspect?  3 AI primes should be good enough for softies, LPS, and easy SPS.  Seems like a waste to sell them for something more expensive.  

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Check out the jeabo stuff I have been impressed with there stuff . The price is dirt cheap too. They make a gyre knock off called the jeabo cross flow and there return pumps are nice too. They are both dc controllable as well

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I ended up getting a gently used Maxspect XF130 gyre for a good deal, so that piece is on the way.

 

I am leaning towards the Current USA eFlux 6010 return pump, on sale at MD today anyways.  Will probably go ahead and snag the Bubble Magus Curve 5 as well since its 20% off.

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Went ahead and ordered the Bubble Magus Curve 5 and Current USA eFlux 6010 DC Return pump today. 

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