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Red Sea Max - WARNING DO NOT BUY
Old 05-26-2011, 01:30 PM   #11
 
MEGA THREAD REVIVAL!

Just my opinion, but most everything i have ever bought from RedSea has either not worked as expected or broke faster than normal. Ive come to consider their brand as a cheap/low-end aquarium products. They just haven't proven themselves to be a reliable company to buy from.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:49 PM   #12
 
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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"..
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.

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.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:04 PM   #13
 
Smile Just a thought

In my understanding
all this has been with in 5 months
So just a question

1 ) how often were you changing water? Were your peramiters correct for sea horses ph , salinity , amonia and so on

2 ) how clean was your water? If the water is to clean it takes out some of the benificial bactiria

3 ) if theres no algae or detrius the smails will starve to death

4 ) were you using tap or r/o water

5 ) was the filters on your r/o unit if using 1 ok and stripping all chlorines out

Not beeing funny or nothing but from what i can see things dieing is your problem not following simple rules lighting is for things to see what they are eating ( as in fish ) or photosynthisis for coral

none of the things in ur tank would have caused things to die not unless ur skimmer was not functional but then again regular and proper water changes make a skimmer obsolete any ways

Like i said not having a go but my opinion as i had a tank with 30 plus fish in for 9 months while i waited for my skimmer, lights ,powerheads and that was through proper testing and good sized water changes every week untill i could solve the issues i had
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:43 AM   #14
 
In the forty-six (46) years Iíve been in the SW hobby and business, Iíve learned a great deal about reefing and people.

Sometimes well meaning hobbyists make statements that are simply not true. Too often these statements go unchallenged and Newbies take them as gospel. So another false myth is promulgated as truth and the falsehood grows. It is because of this that I am compelled to correct something you stated that sounds like a fact when INFACT it is not.


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unless ur skimmer was not functional but then again regular and proper water changes make a skimmer obsolete any ways


While there are some cheap and poorly designed skimmers on the market that should be avoided, a well designed skimmer is an invaluable piece of equipment not to be dismissed because one does ďregular and proper water changesĒ. We reefers tend to heavily stock our successful reef aquariums and consequentially pollution from heavy feeding, waste produced by our critters, uneaten food, dying critters, etc, plus questionable water source or properly serviced RO/DI units make a skimmer a necessary accessory.

Dick
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #15
 
There are exceptions to this rule, that I would argue here. Although the statement would be true for larger tanks, I would say that a tank under 30g does not need a skimmer on it. A RO/DI unit with 0 TDS coming out of it, its was to easy and cheap to do weekly water changes on these systems to keep water parameters in check. And correctly monitored, a skimmer is not necessary on these. Also, by watching your numbers on these smaller systems a larger water change can be done to alleviate water quality issues fast. Not that I don't agree that a skimmer should be used, but, there are exceptions.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:09 PM   #16
 
I did make the assumption that we were referring to larger than 30 gal aquariums as Iím not a fan of Nanoís (anything 30gals or less) for beginners. Water parameters change too quickly for the ill informed Newbie. BUT, you are correct as long as water parameters are monitored religiously and water changes made on a regular schedule.

There is another reason for not spending money on a skimmer in a 30 and under tank. Small skimmers are notoriously inefficient, designed poorly and besides that, they donít work very good.

Thanks for the clarification.

Dick
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:46 PM   #17
 
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I did make the assumption that we were referring to larger than 30 gal aquariums as Iím not a fan of Nanoís (anything 30gals or less) for beginners. Water parameters change too quickly for the ill informed Newbie. BUT, you are correct as long as water parameters are monitored religiously and water changes made on a regular schedule.

There is another reason for not spending money on a skimmer in a 30 and under tank. Small skimmers are notoriously inefficient, designed poorly and besides that, they donít work very good.

Thanks for the clarification.

Dick
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