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chris.viner87

Red Sea Reefer 650 Peninsula

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Welcome to my Red Sea Reefer 650 Peninsula thread
 
My original plan was to build a custom 6ft reef that matched my sitting room furniture - I created a thread and plans went on and on... see here:
 
Chris’s 150G 6ft reef build
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However after delays with build prices, the cost of purchasing specialist oak cladding and some persuasion from friends, I opted for a Red Sea Reefer 650 Peninsula.
 
What a great decision that was! The build quality of the Reefer and Red Sea customer service I have received so far has been amazing... So here goes my visual journey so far...
 
She’s arrived
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Man that’s a beast!!
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Looks
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Proper skimmer for the job
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Cheeky little control panel I built out of the wooden box the Reefer was shipped in
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I’ve wrapped the back panels and sump in Black to matched the rest of the sump area and hide cables etc. Also installed the UV today
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Started to have a play around with the scape bits - just need to get the tank on now...
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Lighting:
2x Orphek Atlantic V4’s and gateway
1x Kessil 380w Fuge Light (still to buy)

Filtration:
Octopus Regal 200 S skimmer
D-D 39w UV Steriliser
1x Octopus varios 6 (return pump)
1x Octopus varios 2 (uv pump and return back up)
DD RO 2phase unit
30kg Real reef Gen4
3x CaribSea Arag-Alive Special and Pink Live Sand 20kg

Heating:
2x EHIEM heater 300w

Wave makers:
Not sure yet - either Gyre, Tunze’s, MP40’s it Neptune Wave

Control:
Neptune apex
Neptune auto top off
Neptune Dos or GHL 2.1 - still to buy and still unsure

Fish plans:
2x Picasso Clownfish, Captive-Bred
1x Exquisite Firefish
1x Flame Hawkfish
2x Diamond Watchman Goby
2x Exquisite Fairy Wrasse
2x Flame Fairy Wrasse
1x Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse
1x Potters Angel
10x Lyretail Anthias
3x Yellow tangs
Yes I’ll be getting a lid to avoid all these carpet surfers from jumping out 🤣

Inverts:
25x Turbos
25x Hermits
1x Urchin short spines tuxedo (1x per 100ltr)
2x Pepper mint shrimp
2x Cleaner shrimp
25x Nassarius Snail
2x Fighting conch

Coral:
Mostly SPS, but I’m aiming to have a good mix throughout the layers of the tank

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I forgot just how many wires you have with Marine tanks!!

Some serious cable management was required - these baskets are to keep air flow around the power packs (which I always used to get nervous about in my old tank).

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I’ve still got another extension lead and lights to fit yet Getting there now though and the tank is being lifted onto the stand tomorrow Can’t wait to get it filled

Still got all this space in the front of the control panel too

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The dosing units will be hung off the right hand panel too...

Tank is on the stand Rock scaping has started Just need to get a tap fitting for the RO unit now and then I can fill it
 
I also want to fit the lights before I fill it too, which is another big job...
 
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RO water is on... now for the next job... fitting these crazy heavy lights...

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Getting there slowly...

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I think it’ll take a couple of days to fill, because I can only do evenings now...


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Looks great pal, bet your glad you went with that tank now !

 

Well worth the time effort and cost pal

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Looks great pal, bet your glad you went with that tank now !
 
Well worth the time effort and cost pal

Cheers Dave, yeah I’m well impressed with it! Just broke now No rush to stock though


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I know that feeling mate .

Remember everything costs a tenner lol

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...or use the "Dave gave it me" phrase :)

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...or use the "Dave gave it me" phrase

🤣 I like that one@w3bbo !

Notice anything different?!

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Yep... I took the filter sock section out to make a large back section for refugium. If I feel I need some sort of sock at a later date, then I’ll get a roller of some description...


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10ltrs of siporax fits in the return chamber a treat

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You got a lot for your £10 mate lol

looking great pal, get a cup of sand from Jamies tank to seed yours

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You got a lot for your £10 mate lol
looking great pal, get a cup of sand from Jamies tank to seed yours


🤣 very true that mate! Although to be fair, I did get my siporax off Dave...

Jamie lives down south mate (miles away from me) - you guys live closer. I bought love sand and got Dr Tim’s to kick start the cycle (plus the real reef is seeded too).


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Don't want to sound like a killjoy but will the sand and rock not die off during cycle ?

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Don't want to sound like a killjoy but will the sand and rock not die off during cycle ?

You’re probably right mate - especially with the length of time it’s taking me to fill it

The Dr Timms and Ammonia should help to kick start the cycle though


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Some new toys arrived today 72628e32583a00fa07193d51f5f6f0ac.jpg


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some real water movement from those mate no issues with dead spots

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