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Red Sea Reefer 170. Video 1. General Set Up Marine Aquarium

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Here are some of the items I use in my tanks: Red Sea Reefer Aquarium: https://amzn.to/2JesULy Flipper Magnetic Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2Je61ry Live Rock: https://amzn.to/2IY45QH Eheim Jager Heater: https://amzn.to/2H0IK7e Test Kits: https://amzn.to/2xoCt5H CaribSea Live Sand: https://amzn.to/2IXMx77 Ecotech Radion LED Lights: https://amzn.to/2J0ixaR Return Pump (Sicce Syncra): https://amzn.to/2scsHif Algae Scrubber for Glass: https://amzn.to/2IXN4pD Skimmer: https://amzn.to/2JfqJXS Auto Top Off System: https://amzn.to/2kvpl5A Coral epoxy/glue: https://amzn.to/2xpBa6N Coral Sea Salt: https://amzn.to/2kzuQQU Gravel Vacuum/Siphon: https://amzn.to/2JgldEu www.matthewsreef.com Thanks for checking out my video. This is my first video and I wanted to show a general overview of my Red Sea Reefer 170. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for watching! Red Sea Reefer 170 Temp: 78 pH: 7.85-8.05 Calcium: 430 Alkalinity: 9-10.5 Magnesium: 1400 Salinity: 1.026 (BRS Refractometer) Testing Kits: Red Sea Phosphate Pro, Reef Foundation, Marine Care Rock: 25 lbs BRS Reef Saver Sand: CaribSea Sugar Fine Fish: 1x Standard Ocellaris Clown; 1x Snowflake Clown. Cleanup: 11x Trochus snails; 5x Cerith snails Equipment: Heater: 2x Eheim Jager 125 watts Lighting: Ecotech Radion XR15 Pro (tank) with Ecotech RMS mount; Sump/Refugium light- cheap clamp on lamp with 100w bulb. Return Pump: Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 (714 gallons/hour) Dosing Pump: 2x BRS 1.1 ml/minute; 4x BRS PVC Mr. Chili 1 gallon mixing jug. Magnetic Cleaner: Flipper Skimmer: AquaC EV120 w/Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 Pump (714 gallon/hour). Filter Socks: None Controller: Neptune Apex with pH probe, temp probe, EB8 ATO: Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155 Reactor: BRS mini-reactor with Cobalt MJ 1200 pump and BRS ROX 0.8 Carbon. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
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Text Comments (21)
TheUofAfan (5 months ago)
If you find the $ and space get an algae scrubber you won’t be sorry. Open you windows for a few hours every day you can to help with that airflow
Matthew Zahler (5 months ago)
I think you are right. When I started in this hobby they just weren't available or used at all. But now they seem much more affordable and readily available!
Ralph Garcia (2 years ago)
You got metal in the sump
Matthew Zahler (2 years ago)
Used to, not anymore.
Joe Jones (2 years ago)
Hey, nice video. Considering a similar setup for my first reef tank. Is there any different equipment you would buy if you started again in the same price range? Sorry if this is covered in your later videos, haven't got round to watching yet! Thanks!
Matthew Zahler (2 years ago)
I would definitely by a more compact protein skimmer. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with my purchases!
David Rael (2 years ago)
how much u pay for this whole set up? if u don't mind me asking I was going to get the same.
David Rael (2 years ago)
+Matthew Zahler cool thanks man! and no need to apologize I know we all have lives to live! how much rock did u use?
Matthew Zahler (2 years ago)
It is a crazy expensive Hobby. You can check out my website if you want to see a list of all the equipment I use. thereeftankblog dot com!
Matthew Zahler (2 years ago)
Sorry for the tardy response. I forgot to measure it last night! You can find the height of the tank on the Red Sea website. And then add the height of the RMS mount from ecotech. I think it is mounted 18 inches above the water. Sorry I'm not much help!
David Rael (2 years ago)
+David Rael one last question what is the total height of everything including the light? where I wanna put it there is a slight curve in the ceiling and just trying to make sure it will fit.
David Rael (2 years ago)
+Matthew Zahler ya I was going to get this tank the apex gold. and the radion xr30w 30 pro. and I'm at like 3000. didn't realize it was THIS exspensive. lol good tank tho!
Ray Castillo (3 years ago)
I wouldn't use that metal clip to secure your hose from your return pump, it'll rust and eventually crash your tank. You have an awesome setup and I hate to see it crash.
Matthew Zahler (3 years ago)
+Ray Castillo Thanks for letting me know! I have had some plastic ones, but they broke and I used these as backups! I'll be going out this week to replace them! Thanks!
Gb J (3 years ago)
Great info. Do you run gfo? I saw on a brs vid in the mini reactor they mix carbon and gfo. Is this something you would consider.
TheUofAfan (5 months ago)
Gb J Yea I would just put carbon in the back until you get that joker for of live stock and then run GFO in the reactor if your not gonna run a scrubber
Gb J (3 years ago)
+Matthew Zahler true seperate would be ideal. Was gona just stick a baggie with carbon. In the sump but after seeing your video i think ill get a mini reactor and mix gfo and carbon. Nem should be cool, i look forward to the updates.
Matthew Zahler (3 years ago)
+Gb J Thanks for the question. At this time I do not run GFO. My bioload is really low and I do weekly water changes and overpower my skimmer. My family is moving soon, and I'll be adding an anemone in the next month. I'm going to monitor my phosphate levels and possibly add a GFO reactor. I've thought about mixing the two, but I want to keep them separate so I can maximize each media. Mixing the two is a great option though, and it will save you money from having to buy two reactors and pumps! You won't go wrong either way, and it will really just depend on your tank, bioload, and maintenance routine. Cheers!
officialllchris (3 years ago)
great video
Matthew Zahler (2 years ago)
Thanks!

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