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It is just me but I would at least ziptie all those hose fittings. Yes, it is unlikely to come off but I sleep better at night not worrying whether the hose expanded enough to pop off. Just extra insurance IMO.
I'm not to worried about it, the S2 is set to it's second lowest setting there isn't much pressure in loop.

I guess there wouldn't be any harm in ordering a few of these though.
 

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Agreed. If I have those available I use them or stainless hose clamps if they are out of the water. Zip ties are better than nothing.
 
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Was able to get the xr15s installed before the live sale yesterday. The radion mounts are a bit cheesy. The light will not sit flat because of the mount and is slightly angled. It's not to bad though.
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Also ecotech needs to debarb their metal rails on the mount, sliced my finger open sliding on the g5 adapter.
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The Mobius app was fairly straightforward and easy to set up. Will have to borrow a par meter to see how strong these guys are.
 
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that looks like you will get plenty of light
I hope so

Decided today I'm going to do the rail system to add another xr15 in the near future. BRS was out of stock so I ordered a 30inch mounting rail from marine Depot.
 
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Got the 30inch rail up fits perfectly on a reefer 250, much happier than the single mounting arms. Took some measurements and now I'm on the long waiting list for a clearview acrylic lid.
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Off topic, bought a JF Triple Threat Chalice from Cornbred over the weekend, cannot wait to get her growing in my 10 gal.
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I transferred all my fish over to the 250 a few days ago. They were pretty pissed and didn't eat the first day. Three days later they are eating well and are hosting under one of my tunze stream .
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Ordered a biota yellow Tang, she came in tiny happy and healthy. Was even eating some algae soaked in selcon right after I put her in. So small and adorable, I had to turn off my other stream 3 to give her more time to get use to the tank.
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Also threw in about 3 turbos and 6-7 trochus snails, I'm hopping I didn't throw them out n to early. Just to be on the safe side I cranked up my lights to 5% to help grow a little algae for them.

Off topic, but I would just like to point out the difference between USPS vs other shipping conpamys. This doesn't just apply towards them during the pandemic, this is all the time! I absolutely cannot stand USPS and their lack of accountability is a straight up joke. These are two packages both overnight with live animals inside. One with FedEx the other with USPS.
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USPS time and time again destroys or loses my packages, while FedEx and UPS are usually transparent and on time.
 
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My royal Gramma has gotten an attitude since going in the 250. He is being a total jerk to my baby yellow tang. I hope my tang has a good memory and picks on him when he's older.
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Picking up one tonight for my wife's tank. Luckily it wont have any mates to pick on haha
 

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My royal Gramma has gotten an attitude since going in the 250. He is being a total jerk to my baby yellow tang. I hope my tang has a good memory and picks on him when he's older.
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Pretty amazing photo to catch that in action, or was it from a video? You may want to throw up a mirror on the tank to distract it from the tang.

Picking up one tonight for my wife's tank. Luckily it wont have any mates to pick on haha
Or perhaps unlucky as it may be aggressive to other fish that go into the tank later. Hopefully it's friendly for your case.
 
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Pretty amazing photo to catch that in action, or was it from a video? You may want to throw up a mirror on the tank to distract it from the tang.

Or perhaps unlucky as it may be aggressive to other fish that go into the tank later. Hopefully it's friendly for your case.
You got me, it was a video. I tried to upload it, but I think the file was to big.
 
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Is it just the pic or are those lights very much not level?
I can't get anything past you guys. That picture they were more crooked than a $2 bill. They have since been leveled haha
 
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