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Robbo09

Im soo excited. My new reefer comes Wednesday and i can not wait.

 

alot of work to be done though, i have to close down my red sea 130d tank and biggest of task decide what equipment i will be running.

 

A little out of touch with all things fishy so any advice would be great.

 

Wish me luck !!

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Ratvan
1 minute ago, Robbo09 said:

Im soo excited. My new reefer comes Wednesday and i can not wait.

 

alot of work to be done though, i have to close down my red sea 130d tank and biggest of task decide what equipment i will be running.

 

A little out of touch with all things fishy so any advice would be great.

 

Wish me luck !!

Good luck, what tank you going for?

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Robbo09
1 minute ago, Ratvan said:

Good luck, what tank you going for?

a red sea reefer 170 with marble stand 😍

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4 minutes ago, Robbo09 said:

a red sea reefer 170 with marble stand 😍

NIce!

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Robbo09

i thought id do a little more of a write up of why im shutting down my 130D and move to the reefer 170.

 

i started my 130D about 6 years ago, i loved the look and that everything was built in so i couldn't get equipment wrong. i was so naive.

12 month from starting, the stock skimmer broke little later a pump broke. i replaced it with the tunze 9001 and media basket. eventually upgraded the one pump. i had the lights repaired twice too.

this tank over 6 years had battles cyno, hair algae and gorilla crabs. still struggle with algae. 

the tank now only has a clown fish and clean up crew with a forest of kenyan trees.

 

i was going to give the tank another go and retro fit leds and a sump etc until i did the math and the retro leds would be costly and i have no idea about sumps. i them had to idea to use my skill and design/3d a custom hood to fit the newly bought TMC V2 iLumenAir from my lfc as they was selling them off.

 

they showed me the reefer 170 and i fell in love and swift came to the conclusion is im going to do it again lets do it with a new tank !!!!

in honour of the 130D there is one of the photos i can find in its prime.

 

 

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Ratvan

So, when you selling off the 130?

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Robbo09
33 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

So, when you selling off the 130?

i dont know, im open to offers for it.

was debating making it an eel tank if i could

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Ratvan
6 minutes ago, Robbo09 said:

i dont know, im open to offers for it.

was debating making it an eel tank if i could

If it was all stock was actually thinking seahorse tank

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Robbo09
7 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

If it was all stock was actually thinking seahorse tank

oh there is only kenyan trees

 

good idea!!! , my girlfriend was 100% against the eel tank

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Robbo09

ITS TANK DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ratvan
22 hours ago, Robbo09 said:

ITS TANK DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pictures!!

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Robbo09
4 hours ago, Ratvan said:

Pictures!!

Just building the stand 

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Ratvan
2 minutes ago, Robbo09 said:

Just building the stand 

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I didn't think I would, but I actually really like that Marble finish. Very different from whats "the norm"

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2 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

I didn't think I would, but I actually really like that Marble finish. Very different from whats "the norm"

i know what you mean, i think you have to have the right colors in the room for it

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Robbo09

Finally all plumbed in !!!

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Robbo09

Which rock set up ??? :s

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mitten_reef
6 minutes ago, Robbo09 said:

Which rock set up ??? :s

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1!  
I never liked the branch rock sideways, personally - can’t think of one that executed it well.  Setting in 45 angle or vertical looked nicer. 

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willsy555
On 2/15/2020 at 1:43 PM, Robbo09 said:

Finally all plumbed in !!!

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Hi Robbo,

 

I'm about to purchase a Red Sea Reefer 170 and can't make up my mind between the marble or white! Is the marble a matt look and feel? I can't find any examples in the shops to look at.:-)

 

Funny too, I had the 130D and looked a lot like your photo. I gave up and when back to planted tropical! This will be my 2nd attempt at a reef. But I think the 130D was just rubbish and made it difficult. At least with the 170 you can choose your own equipment etc. No more strip lights and dodgy pumps and skimmers that were always breaking. 😉

 

What sort of other equipment are you planning to use?

 

Cheers

 

Will.

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