Gablami's Reefer 525 Build

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Gablami, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Did you get one of the brushless masterflexes? How loud is it?
     
  2. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Yes it's brushless and built like a tank. Really a nice piece of equipment (probably overkill). It is essentially silent at the speeds I would running it at. At first when I set the rate it was louder than I expected, but it was set to the wrong tube size. Once I set my tube size it went to silent. I can't hear it, only see it spin.


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  3. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I just looked up new ones to see if the used price was anywhere near new and it's not.
     
  4. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    I was really intrigued by a diamond goby at the LFS, so active, working hard. I also was getting tired of manually stirring my sand bed every few days. So I bought him and he is in quarantine.

    I left the house in the afternoon and the large PVC T-tube was completely uncovered and lying atop a 1 inch thick sand bed. I come home 6 hours later:




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  5. RandyC

    RandyC Guest

    Can't wait to see what he does with your display tank! Mawhahahahaha!
     
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  6. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    That Diamond Goby sounded cool til I saw the video. My god its like the living room after I nap and the boys have been playing
     
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  7. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    They are active lil buggers.....Mine goes non stop. He'll definitely keep your sand clean.


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  8. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    They are jumpers
     
  9. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    If he wasn't submerged in water you might be able to say you're running a sweat shop.
     
  10. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Beware of any corals you have on or near the sand bed. It will cover them as it works. Sometime it looks like its doing it intentionly.

    I've lost a few acan colonies.


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  11. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Yeah I'm not sure what to expect but I'm willing to make it work. I can always move my clam, elegance, dendro, and low lying zoas and acans I'm willing to sacrifice as needed. Another couple weeks in QT and he'll go into the DT.


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  12. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    I've never done a tank video before, but figured I might as well to document where things are at.




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  13. RandyC

    RandyC Guest

    Gotta get your mood lighting to bounce with that music.
     
  14. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Very nice!!
     
  15. Edgar Sandoval

    Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

    I have to upgrade my reefer 250 soon. I want more fish lol


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  16. JVU .

    JVU . Supporting Member

    Great tank, nice video! Good to document it before the sand tsunami :)


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  17. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    If you want to be REALLY patient, you can wait for me to upgrade to 180g+ and take the 525XL. Within 2 years. Or my achilles tang grows really fast, maybe sooner.


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  18. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Go bigger 300 :)
     
  19. Edgar Sandoval

    Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

    We got a deal. I'll wait


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  20. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Do you wish you went bigger now? A 6 ft tank would be perfect for the space, a 7 would be pushing it.


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