Fishfoo's RSR 525XL

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  1. livestuff

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    Found the joists ;);)
    Looks great
     
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    Phone pics of the plumbing. The middle down-piping with valve is for if/when I decide to add a media reactor. Still need to get the skimmer, and haven't decided if I'm going to go with a refugium or not. If I did it would be small and would be more for pods to hangout in safely and reproduce.
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    Arlo isn't impressed...
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    Old Wet side. Luckily I caught it before putting it in the tank. Ecotech was awesome as always and sent out a new wet side under warranty. I feel like this happened because I took it out of a tank a while ago and never rinsed it off in vinegar/freshwater, but maybe I'm wrong and it was like this before I even took it out. Make sure to check your powerheads periodically people!
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    The system now has water in it, finally! Dosing ammonia and added FritzZyme 9 as well as Microbacter7. Once the system stabilizes I'll add the 4 jordani females to their new forever home :)

    Equipment so far:
    RSR 525XL
    Elite Aquatics custom rollermat sump
    Clarisea SK-5000
    Reef Octopus Varios 8
    ATI Powermodule LED-T5 hybrid 48"
    Ecotech MP40 x2
    Ecotech MP10 x1
    25w Aqua UV Sterilizer
    GHL Doser 2.1
    GHL Flow Sensor x2
    Finnex 300w Heater x2
    Inkbird Temperature Controller
    ~75 lbs Tropic Eden Reef Flakes sand

    Still need to buy:
    Nyos Quantum 160 protein skimmer
    Reef Octopus Octopulse 4 powerhead x2
    GHL Profilux4
    GHL KH Director
    GHL ION Director
    GHL Doser 2.1 x2
    Kessil H160 Tuna Flora LED Grow Light (maybe)
    Small Media Reactor
     
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    Would love to see this setup after you go the GHL route. I am planning on the same thing when/if i upgrade in the new house.
     
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    You're really going to like your power module.
     
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    This is an accidental post, but good luck to all
     
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    Love this build. Well done
     
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    Looks good man. I dont have a ClariSea but i do have the larger Theiling. Do you have an option to turn your rollermat around 180? Or is that the only orientation you have available?

    When it comes to changing out the fleece roll, i do prefer having the spent roll facing towards me vs facing away from me. Its easier for me to work the roll off its gear to take the spent roll out.
     
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    Haha. No, I'm serious. When it doesn't go for a swim, it does great!
     
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    Will do. I have no (serious) issues with Neptune Systems, but have heard some great things about GHL and wanted to try something new.

    Love the look of it! It's taking every ounce of patience to not keep it on at all times!

    Thanks Hoho. It's finally starting to come together.

    So the Clarisea is a little different in that it has a sleeve on the spent side allowing for easy removal as well as removal from the sleeve itself. The video below explains it better than I can. It should take you to 10:53

     
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    What?!?
    No pics of the sand bed!!
    And any reason why we don't see pics of the electrical cabinet yet? :D

    Looking great, Keenan! I'm impressed.
     
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    Aww Flickr is down or else I would've posted a pic of the cabinet :rolleyes: Jk it's no where near picture ready yet.

    Sand picture will be next once Flickr comes back online.
     
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    I think you need a bigger tank. Just sayin'

    Looks great!
     
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    Great job on the plumbing.
     
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    I may end up taking some of it out. Just look s like a lot of sand in there but we'll see
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    That does look like a lot sand. Thicker than I'd go.

    The rock structures look great!
     
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    Then again my tank has the molding trim that hides some if the sand. So perhaps it is really the same amount.
     
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    Wow no update since May... Current FTS to make up for it?
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    Right after the system got wet there was a big Dino outbreak that I was able to get under control, however it's still somewhat present. I also seeded it with coraline bits taken from my 40 gallon, and I'm now seeing spots of coraline everywhere! success! Other types of algae are still beating it out at the moment, which is fine. The initial cleanup crew I added doesn't seem like it's keeping up so I may double the workers. Other than that I'm just letting things run their course.

    In June I added the four flame wrasse, as well as a yellow tang. One of the flames was already dominant over the others in qt, but within a month of being in the display, he began the transition to male. Every week his reds and yellows seem to become more and more vibrant, and he has developed quite the personality. This is the first time I've had a wrasse transition, mainly due to always purchasing males. However, I think I may follow the strategy of @OldNemo and mainly buy wrasse in their initial phase. It's very rewarding to see one transition, and the odds are more favorable that an initial phase wrasse is fairly young, meaning it more than likely will live longer than a super male (that's my thinking at least). Plus, initial phase are cheaper :) I'm hoping the other three stay as females, but know it's probably only a matter of time before another begins transitioning.

    Male: July
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    Male next to Female for comparison: July
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    I also added the Lunatus into the RSR from my 40gal. With all of the corals, frag racks and the drop in UV sterilizer, there was hardly any space for him to swim around. Now I'm sure he's much happier! I finally got some decent photos of him as well.

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    I've added three tester LPS/Zoa corals, along with a tiny rbta and all have been doing well for over a month now. I still need to purchase a skimmer, as well as another powerhead or two before I can feel confident transferring all of the contents from the 40gal to the RSR. With how busy I've been this summer it's been easy to just wait and let the tank mature further. No sense in rushing it if I don't have to.
     
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  18. AmyZ

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    That is looking awesome!!!
     
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    Looking great, love the bulb combination.
     
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