Red Sea Reefer 350

Sacramento, CA
Volume 72 Gallons
Dimensions 47'' x 21'' x 20''
Make Red Sea
Model Reefer 350
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Introduction

I started off with a saltwater tank back in 1992 while living in Hawaii. The tank wasn't very successful since I didn't follow or know very much while the internet really didn't exist to assist.

In 2011, my wife let me buy a BC29 which I kept for 3 years running with a bubble tip anemone, two clowns, a six line wrasse, and a stary blenny. The tank had various LPS corals and grew fairly well.

In 2015, I was able to upgrade to a 280 gallon aquarium and kept that running for 1.5 years before I broke the tank down. The tank housed a gig, two clowns (bonded pair), two six line wrasses (bonded pair), two green dragonets (bonded pair), 2 Hoeven Wrasses (bonded pair), various tangs (approximately 7 different varieties), one foxface, and two flame angelfish (bonded pair).

Returned back to the hobby in December 2016 with the purchase of my current Red Sea Reefer 350.

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Filtration

80 lbs of Reef Cleaners live rock, BM Curve 7 skimmer, filter socks, and bio-pellets into the system.

Lighting

2 - AI Hydra 26 HD LED's

Flow

Main return is an Ecotech Vectra M1 pump while the flow within the tank are controlled by two Maxspect XF 250 powerheads with the advance controller running on a OGC cycle.

Measurements

Nitrate
Magnesium
450
Calcium
Salinity
9.1
Alkalinity
Phosphate
Temperature
390
Potassium
Nitrite
Ammonia
8.2
pH
Iodine

Inhabitants

7 Fish

Diamond Watchman Goby Valenciennea puellaris
Hoeven's Wrasse Halichoeres melanurus
Hoeven's Wrasse Halichoeres melanurus
Six Line Wrasse Pseudocheilinus hexataenia
2 Snow Onyx Clown Fish Amphiprion percula x ocellaris
Tomini Tang (Flame Fin Tang) Ctenochaetus tominiensis

24 Invertebrate

3 Bumble Bee Snail Engina sp
8 Dwarf Yellow Tip Hermit Crab Clibanarius sp var
3 Emerald Crab Mithraculus sculptus
2 Fighting Conch sp sp
Maxima Clam Tridacna maxima
5 Mexican Turbo Snail Turbo fluctuosa
Ranbow Bulb Anemone Entacmaea quadricolor
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp Lysmata amboinensis

Equipment

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Shrimp Cycle · 1/8 Table Shrimp Added · Algae Barn Ocean Magik · Algae Barn 5280 Copepod · TLF Red Algae · NLS Optima Flake · Red Blood Worms · Mysis · Scallops, Clams, & Mussels Mixture · Algae Barn Poseidon Copepods 3000+ · Polyp Labs Reef-roids · Hikari Mysis · TLF Red Nori · TLF - Purple Seaweed · SF Bay Mysis · PE Pellets · TLF - Green Seaweed · SF Bay Freshwater Pack · SF Bay Saltwater Pack · Green Seaweed · PE Calanus · PE Mysis · RN Phyto Feast Live · Feed Anemone · Add Algae Barn Tisbee Pods · Added Algae Barn Apocalypse Pods · Reefroids · PE Pelles · Flake Food · Flake

On average you perform a 32.5% water change every 18 days.

0% total water change in December.

183 activities in the last year

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Words of Wisdom

Have backup equipment for the just in case something breaks. Example would be a backup return pump or a backup skimmer pump.

Disasters & Regrets

Had a return pump seal go out on me and didn't have a backup pump. I went out and purchased a pump that would work until I could get the primary pump fixed only to break the pump that I just purchased. This is my reason for having backup equipment for that "just in case" moment arrives again and that equipment will be assembled ready to go for that one day something fails.