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    Gtrains Australian Red Sea 250

    Thanks still going slow hector time constraints with work. Lots of ideas floating around in my head so need to get a move on
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    Good Flow

    It was blowing all one way with one WaveMaker but the second one has added a “sway” to the tank. Fish are super happy. Thinking of a cross flow for my rsr250 and maybe one of these WaveMakers facing it to randomised it a bit.
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    Good Flow

    Finally happy with my flow just took another SW-4 on the opposite side of a RW-4 and hit the sweet spot. Check the vids. Sorry for poor quality with a phone camera
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    Gtrains Australian Red Sea 250

    So did the chiller and fudge plumbing tonight. Have to drill the ato reservoir and plump and look how the chiller is going to plumb in from hard pipe to soft pipe fittings on the chiller housing. apart from that all is coming along in bits a pieces. Will be ordering next week a screen topper, random flow generator mod for the return outlet and a cross flow Jebao WaveMaker witch I am not sure on size yet. Heres some of the pics of the next bit of plumbing. It’s a pain but will help make it the tank I want so meh. Also haven’t put in the mounting brackets yet or glued as still working out how I want it so that will be probs a still away
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    Gtrains Australian Red Sea 250

    This is first night of plumbing and what a pain in the arse to get the right fittings. I am using a jebao dcp-6500 as a return pump. A few reasons as it in my price range and has the extra flow to power my custom manifold. Second is I already have 3 jebao products and can’t fault them. I thought it would come in metric fittings but that’s my fault for assuming. It is imperial. No good for us Australians. So massive muck around at our local hard ware to find fittings and patch up something resembling a manifold. The second point of frustration is coloured pvc. N/A in Australia so would have to pay $20-30 shipping from the states or uk so went with the plain white. happy with stage 1 of the manifold. To add is chiller/heater that came with the purchase, refuge of the standard ato and a later date a carbon reactor. Will plumb those tomorrow and the glue and test
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    Gtrains Australian Red Sea 250

    So starting to finally come to a list of what’s going in the tank stocking wise: • Anthias, not sure on type as only wanting to keep three really so see where I end up • Khole Tang • Yellow Tang, now this is up in the air as the wife wants this fish but will see about compatibility due to tang friendliness • wild caught Clown pair from 130 • royal gramma from 130 • cbs from 130 wanting input if I can have a couple more fish or would this be about it bit of a edit forgot add a wrasse I want add. Not sure of type yet but definitely having one in this tank
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    Gtrains Australian Red Sea 250

    Yeah keeping the 4th light looks likely as the wife has asked less about recouping cost through re sale on not needed items so might just keep that on the down low. just finished cleaning the Eshopps s120 skimmer and looks the goods. Might give it another clean in a few days as the bottle brushes didn’t do that great of a job on the main tube. But I noticed that I am missing the Venturi intake water release cap. Tiny little peace but apparently it helps keep it relatively silent. Do u think I could find any where in spare parts on line. Looks like I will have to shop around for a different replacement. 🙄
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    Gtrains Australian Red Sea 250

    Big shout out to @Clown79 for the heads up on how to carry out the transfer.
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    Gtrains Australian Red Sea 250

    So next part is deciding aqua scape and mods for the sump. The August scape thinking the two bommie scape with maybe a bridge in between. Will be using my current live rock in my tank plus maybe a few more branching peace’s. mods for the sumps is I want a refuge and fix up the cruddy filter sock set up and ato. Using my current ato on the 130 so no problems there. The fudge still thinking as I have seen a good one from @AusReefer with the ato reservoir so might look into that. Filter sock replacements is what stumping me so not sure there
  10. So have had the itch for a while about getting a larger tank. Currently have a rsm130 and it is starting to really come together. Not a large amount of corals but what I do have are really doing well. My SPS have/are going from bright green sticks to pinks and purple hairy monsters. My acans are fluffy and bursting with colour. Just picked up a gold torch as feature peace and my Montipora is starting to grow out of the frag rack. Just happy with where it’s at Does makes it hard to finally find a second hand Red Sea 250 with all the bells in my price range. The wife insisted of keeping the white theme in the cabinet so made to decision to pick this one up easier as she approved. Came with 2 Ai prime HD, eshop skimmer and nice chilled/heater all for a crazy cheap price. Need the chiller more than the heater as we get crazy humid temps for 3/4 the year where I live (Sunshine Coast Qld Australia if your interested 👌👌👌😁) So here are some picks of the gear I picked up today sitting in my garage. It all needs a good vinager bath and clean. If anybody has tips for cleaning a used tank let me know please. I plan to take a few weeks cleaning everything and then start getting everything for the transfer. I already have 2 primes so thinking of selling one of the units that came with the tank as it might be over kill. Want the tank mainly lps/sps no softies so not sure what would be to much. Will keep it if someone can let me know
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    Dam clown fish

    It was. My tank took about a month to get its mojo back. Took over 50% of the water out and just got dangerous with a small fish net around the live rocks and corals. Vote 1 for never getting a damsel let alone inheriting 3 of them haha
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    Australian coral

    If I could fit these colonies in my tank I would haha
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    Australian coral

    It just sucks there my lfs but about 1hr drive away. If I can I will post when I get a camera a pic of the local acro I found in my local rock pools. Never seen them before then found a pool which had regular flow even at low tide and there was 3-4 colonies growing on the rocks. Took a sample no bigger than a rice grain a glued on a small rock from the pool. There now encrusting the rock and have crazy polyp extension
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    Dam clown fish

    So true. But I had to catch 3 yellow tail damsels that came with the tank. Wow that was a experience. Vouch for never waiting the same family of fish again
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    Australian coral

    So thought I would post so pics from one of my lfs to see what everyone thinks. This is just want I am thinking of picking up on the weekend. This store isn’t high end and sells big colony’s a lot of the time i want the green torch and purple hammer. Just put the big green hammer in for a idea of what they sell.
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