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Finally I am back! After waiting for months for the new sump version of the Red Sea Reefer, I have just gotten a XL525.

Here is the stand I have just assembled:

 

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Finish putting support in the basement:

 

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Yes I will try to update more often. Not much has been done, the tank is on the stand now.

I did replace the return nozzle with a splitter one.

 

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I asked around actually it is not really necessary. But as a precaution I did it anyway.
 

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Brutes are perfectly fine. I would fill, wait 24hrs and dump them a few times with FW to get any plasticizer out. A few years ago I remember ppl were having issues using water from a new Brute can. After setting a few water RODI/NSW mixing and transfer stations and treating as such, never had a problem.

I would have put up jack studs as well to minimize "bounce". When you decide to finish the basement, you wont have to deal with sag and jacking up for a wall and level ceiling. Also if you forget to level the joists for a wall, you wont notice the slight sag...that would drive me bat $h!t crazy :p
 

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Thanks wtac. Is just getting a glass tank a better alternative?
 

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Nah...just use the Brute. Easier to drill for "whatever" and it's not going to break if you accidentally kick it, drop something on/in it after a few too many wobbly pops :p
 

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Looking good

Looking good Albert...i see you used the Caribsea life rock as well...good choice...they give so much character and lot of areas underneath for flow..
 

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Yes the CaribSea Liferocks are so easy to work with, highly recommended!

I have used one box each of the Shapes, Arches, and the Shelf Rock.
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 · (Edited)
Canopy and side cabinets are in:

 

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Discussion Starter · #20 · (Edited)
Maxspect RSX LED fixture mounting:





 

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