01-27-2012, 12:49 PM
| || | First off, I am sorry to hear you had so much trouble. Clearly you are frustrated with all the money and time you have sunk into this situation. If the problem is coming about due to an electrical issue, it very well could be a situation that is somewhat unique to you. Many people so far do not seem to have the same issues. Power in your location could very well lead to your issue and that is not something RDM could do much about. without you actually running tests of how your power is in your tanks location, there is no way you can rule this out as the source. Your electrical supply might be riddled with peaks, spikes, drops, etc.. You see this a lot in locations that have a large number of lights equipment and so on running on the same leg of power. Not the same circuit, but the same leg. Your circuit might not be getting overloaded. Rather your power flow is maybe dropping to low and this can damage sensitive electrical equipment like distribution controls in the RSM. Your building itself may have been wired to handle anything your school can through at it for power requirements and still, if to many often pull to much juice in your area, it wont matter. If this is the case then RSM is not to blame nor should they be responsible for trying to replace your equipment at no cost to you. Again, not saying this is the case - only a possibility. I just find it odd that so many reefers had found these systems so dependable and easy to use with little issue. I have 3 and not a lick of trouble with a single one, I do however have these systems hooked up to line conditioning UPS (uninterruptable power supply) to protect myself from electrical issue. I thought it was wise considering how much money I had investing in these systems. I felt it was foolish of me to spend several thousands of dollars and then have an issue like power leave me open to costly outages.
Originally Posted by TheSeaWitch
In response to the posting regarding seahorses in a RSM, my seahorses did not die because they were hitting the walls or rocks due to strong currents. They also were not suffering from air in their pouches due to the high water flow. They died because the equipment whilst switched on was not functioning and I mean not only pumps but lights as well. This was an electrical fault not bad tank maintenance. My seahorses loved the tank and were thriving but interestingly enough the clean up crew within the tank also died with the seahorses and I'm pretty sure the manual does not say to put no fish or clean up crews in the tank as "it is not recommened"..
I LOVE my 3 RSM, 2 are the 250 and one is the 130. My corals are doing awesome - far better than I had expected actually. My SPS are doing just wonderful in both my 250s. I thought it was going to be pretty risky but I tried it in the first tank and it took off, so I have them going in two now. The 130 is a fish only for my granddaughter trigger so that is a very simple to keep tank and doesnt really taxt the systems I guess.