New Page 2

 

Welcome to SDR!

  • Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarraded
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • + Reply to Thread
    Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast
    Results 46 to 60 of 79

    Thread: Stpatrick's Red Sea Reffers 425xl build

    1. #46
      stpatrick is offline Premium Member
      Enter Status Here..
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Posts
      638
      So far so good.




      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    2. #47
      orangereefer is offline Registered User
      Enter Status Here..
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2005
      Location
      Scripps Ranch
      Posts
      550
      Awesome setup. What's that above the light fixture?

      Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

    3. #48
      HHN is offline Premium Member
      My status is: Looking for corals.....
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2017
      Location
      Rancho Penasquitos
      Posts
      312
      Was curious, is that enough rock?

    4. #49
      crustaceon is online now Registered User
      Enter Status Here..
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Sep 2018
      Location
      San Diego
      Posts
      203
      It really depends on how effective his biological, mechanical filtration and maintenance is vs. his bioload. For example, I have less rock, a large bioload and just until recently only ran an algae turf scrubber on my system. I havenít done a water change in eons. My nitrates wouldnít rise above 2.5 ppm no matter what I did within reason, including feeding so much throughout the day that my fish refused to eat. The reality is even trace nitrates are ok as long as your coral is doing fine and thereís enough food for them in the water column. Also, I only added a small skimmer for increased gas exchange to lower my ph from 8.6 (Yes, I recalibrated my probes and used multiple test kits).



      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    5. #50
      stpatrick is offline Premium Member
      Enter Status Here..
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Posts
      638

      Stpatrick's Red Sea Reffers 425xl build

      Correct. Iíve also done research on this marinepure bio filter. This media offers more surface area then the actual rock in the display. Pretty incredible what it is capable of. I also plan on running some sort a huge fuge along with carbon and GFO reactors. The goal is for an ULN & ULM set up. Or in another words the triton method





      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    6. #51
      stpatrick is offline Premium Member
      Enter Status Here..
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Posts
      638
      Quote Originally Posted by orangereefer View Post
      Awesome setup. What's that above the light fixture?

      Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
      This light fixture is made by aquatic life. Itís a 4 x 48ď T5. With built in brackets to run all major brands of LEDs on the market.



      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    7. #52
      stpatrick is offline Premium Member
      Enter Status Here..
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Posts
      638
      Two weeks in and my ammonia is starting to drift down.




      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    8. #53
      stpatrick is offline Premium Member
      Enter Status Here..
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Posts
      638
      My main lights for the undercabinet lighting system came in. 16 feet of LEDs. RBG remote controlled via an iPhone app.




      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    9. #54
      stpatrick is offline Premium Member
      Enter Status Here..
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Posts
      638
      You got to love technology.






      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    10. #55
      stpatrick is offline Premium Member
      Enter Status Here..
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Posts
      638
      Got the undercabinet lighting installed. Itís all just peel and stick. And controlled from my phone. Pretty cool. Iíll update this later after it gets dark so you can see how bright they are at night.

      Please excuse the incompleteness of the control portion of the cabinet. I havenít even begun to build that yet. It looks like I will be moving this entire system to a new house in a month or so. Therefore Iím basically just getting the system cycled and built out.






      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    11. #56
      Finn450 is offline Registered User
      Enter Status Here..
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Mar 2011
      Location
      Encinitas
      Posts
      251
      Great Build. Love the Reefers

    12. #57
      stpatrick is offline Premium Member
      Enter Status Here..
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Posts
      638
      I was asked what lights I uses for the sump and system control area. Here is a link.
      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    13. #58
      stpatrick is offline Premium Member
      Enter Status Here..
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Posts
      638
      These are the lights I used for the bottom of the sump.

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    14. #59
      stpatrick is offline Premium Member
      Enter Status Here..
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Posts
      638
      So I am going for the ULM on this build. Specifically the triton method. Once I get the tank cycled and all my levels where theyíre supposed to be I will start dosing the triton supplements. Stay tune for more on that progress.




      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    15. #60
      stpatrick is offline Premium Member
      Enter Status Here..
       
      I am:
      Set you mood here...
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Posts
      638
      Had some extra time during the Christmas time off. So I decided to build a canopy for my reefer 425 XL. It actually turned out pretty nice.

      I think I decided to go with two hydra 52ís for my lighting. They will be supplemented with 4 HO T5s. This will be a SPS dominate tank. Does anybody have any experience with the hydras?







      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    + Reply to Thread

    Thread Information

    Users Browsing this Thread

    There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

       

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts