My First Reef: Redsea 525XL

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by roostertech, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Any day now!
     
  2. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    It's probably coming out at the same time the COR does, which is hopefully some time before the mindstream comes out.
     
  3. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Tank arrived, 771 lbs of it


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  4. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Now we want to see it OUT of the box and in your house! Let's see that awesome scape @jestersix built for you!


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  5. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Probably won't have time to unbox and build the stand till the weekend. I'll have people over to help me get the tank mounted on Tues.
     
  6. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Lol, I'll come over and build it for you! Should only take you an hour or so!


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  7. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    @Vhuang168 is coming over Monday 10:30 AM to help me unbox and setup.

    If anyone else want to join in let me know and we can do a small gathering. I'll get us some lunch.
     
  8. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Sorry can't. Working. But it took 3 of us about 2.5 hours from start to finish. I'm sure you guys'll get it done in half the time.
     
  9. BSAJim

    BSAJim Supporting Member

    Any other week, and I would join in the fun. House full of relatives. Wife would be VERY unhappy if I left, and I need her in a good mood when I break the news about the lighting upgrade.:rolleyes:
     
  10. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Yeah I do realize it is a Monday lol. But since I have next week off, the day after xmas is still good for opening present after all.

    @Newjack? @rygh ?
     
  11. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    You got your wife new lights for Christmas?
     
  12. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Don't you know that all fish tank purchases are gifts to our significant other? Reefers are generous.
     
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  13. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    hey Phuong, I might be able to help out.
    My kids are on winter break. Let me check with the BOSS.
     
  14. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Bring them all! :)
     
  15. BSAJim

    BSAJim Supporting Member

    Uhhh, not quite as dumb as I may look. Not a Christmas present. Need to break the news after Christmas that I need to increase the lighting on the 190g.

    Currently running two Kessil 360W. It's about half the light I actually need.
     
  16. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I imagine you've seen the 3 ap700s on @Vhuang168 's tank. It's the same size as yours.
     
  17. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I only have 2 on it right now. I'll move the other from the 40b when it's empty of sps coral and put A360s over it


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  18. BSAJim

    BSAJim Supporting Member

    I have been considering moving the two 360W units towards the outside edges and placing an AP700 in the center. One challenge is a center brace on the 190 tank, the other is the cost. Trying to consider all the alternatives...
     
  19. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Wow, nice big new box, you know the shiny that is inside it, man it would take a will power that I don't have to at least start to set it up... at the very least the stand, just a little bit of the stand... :D

    So does it go together easy like Ikea furniture, or is definitely something that's easy to screw up?
     
  20. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    I looked at the manual. Pretty much Ikea like. I have to finish my RODI, mixing station anyway. We are unboxing Monday morning if you want to join :)
     

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