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Mike P

I decided to finally purchase a bigger tank and pulled the trigger on a white Red Sea reefer 170 this morning. I decided to get it from saltwateraquarium.com since you can select a freebie. I’m pretty excited and can’t wait to transfer everything out of my evo to the new tank. I still need to purchase skimmer, return pump, heater, sand, and rock. Can anyone tell me what’s the best way to transfer my sand and rock to the new tank? I want to make sure everything is done correctly so I don’t kill anything and want to start planning already

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Clown79

We never recommend transferring old sand without it being thoroughly washed, otherwise new sand is recommended. 

 

I detailed my tank transfer in my journal. It's very in depth or else I'd rewrite here. You can check it out for some ideas. 

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Mike P

Tank came after waiting all day. My dog Jasper made sure to inspect the box 

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Mike P

I assembled the stand last night and then realize I had the back wall on backwards :sideeyes:🤬. Called it a night since it was late and I was mad. Took it apart this morning then reassembled it and inspected the glass, all looks good but the ATO float valve appears to be broken so I sent Redsea an email about that. Now I just have to wait and start gathering the rest of my equipment. The tank looks bigger then I thought it would and it was pretty heavy. I will say the instructions are crap. 

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dan0788

Wow looks awesome!

 

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Mike P

My vectra s2 came in on Monday and my RODI system came in today. I’m tired of going to my lfs once a week, hopefully the RODI system will work out great. The vectra was smaller than I though it would be and I’m waiting on the barb attachment to come in. I hope it fits the s2 because the package says s1 and I don’t see any s2 accessories available yet. The rodi system in marine depots kleanwater advanced 6 stage and this thing is pretty big and heavy. I still need to get a protein skimmer which will be the Red Sea reefer rsk 300, sand, rock, and a heater. Red Sea is also sending me a replacement for the broken float valve for the auto top off and that should be here by Friday. I can’t wait to get this system up and running 😁

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Mike P

I placed a cheap $5 led light in the cabinet. The  barb attachment came in today for the vectra s2 and it fits perfectly. Has a nice tight fight so I’m not sure if I need pvc cement still. Red Sea also sent me a replacement for the auto top off float valve.D9E0F4FA-2765-4B5B-ACAB-3EFBA078B7E1.thumb.jpeg.39608371228adbdf2c02d5fcfe20f236.jpeg697DE82A-8A7C-477F-85BA-C979DE159D52.thumb.jpeg.ab705bbd93678b18823d21e513dd4720.jpegE0B22E8C-316B-4795-9F8B-9922143574C5.thumb.jpeg.91159b5a8df7660830fc28861e86072a.jpeg

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