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Old 12-19-2012, 01:47 PM   #11
 
thanks man, how big is your red sea max. I just want a medium sized tank thatís why I was looking into the biocube 29 because it is a good size to have some nice reef and some cool smaller fish. I was just wondering if I do have to upgrade my skimmer or not and what I should do with the lighting. Thanks though!
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #12
 
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My RSM is the 130, or 34 gallons. It's similar to the biocube. I don't endorse one or the other but I liked the RSM better and found a deal on Craigslist. Like I said some reviews say the skimmer works from them and others say its a pos so I'm thinking its an upgrade down the line that you should factor in.

Reefing has you on the lights. Just remember that depending on where you live and the temp in your house you may need a chiller because of the heat the light may create.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:02 PM   #13
 
well considering I live right by philadelphia which is where im guessing you live as it says that on your profile. I don’t think I will need a chiller, but how do you like your RSM so far? I was just looking at them since you mentioned it and they do seem more classy and more well built. So I might actually go with that and hope I can find something on craigslist.

Also, What is the price difference between the biocube 29 HQI and the RSM 34 galloon, im going to guess the RSM is a decent amount more expensive but do you have any idea on what price I should be looking for for a 34 RSM?

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Old 12-19-2012, 02:12 PM   #14
 
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Yes I'm outside Philly in feasterville. I'm not sure how hot the HQI will get, I'm sure biocube did their best to displace their heat away from the tank.

My apartment shuts of control to the heat/AC in the spring/fall as soon as they are legally allowed to. Unfortunately since the weather is so messed up and it can get hot very early before the AC is on I may need a chiller. The tank is only a few months old so I dunno yet. It has a spot for a fan which is used to cool the water and I have the fan so ill try that first. I'm not sure if the biocube has a built in spot like that but I'm sure you could rig something.

If going for the RSM 130 I highly suggest getting the 130 D. It has a few upgrades built into the tank that are very nice.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:20 PM   #15
 
Yeah if I go with the RSM, I'm definitely goin with the 130d. But how much did you pay for yours if you don't mind asking and does it come with a stand or what?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:17 PM   #16
 
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http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/saltwater-aquariums/thinking-starting-sw-111787/
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/saltwater-aquariums/red-sea-max-130-build-log-116495/

Take a look at my two threads there are a lot of ideas and such in there.
I got the tank, stand, some upgrades that come with the d, some rock, mushroom coral, 2 clowns, and some dry goods for $400. The 130d and the stand new are like closer to $800.
34 Gallon Red Sea MAX Aquarium
I suggest checking out some areas around NJ too. I took a ride close to six flags in NJ for my deal, I don't consider gas an additional cost as I need it anyway
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:20 PM   #17
 
well considering you got it half off and it had nice coral and everything in it already. I would of took that drive too. Do you know of any Local fish stores around philly or around NJ that are good places to go?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:32 PM   #18
 
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I usually go to the Hidden Reef in Levittown. They post the new stock they get online each week so its easy to see what they get in. There is another store called the fish factory pretty much down the street that I like.

There is also Aquarium center near Deptford NJ. The SW section is small, but I like the FW and dry goods.

Last but not least, is That Fish Place by Lancaster. Cheapest dry goods around and they carry pretty much everything. They sell livestock online and im pretty sure you can order online then go there to pick up. Much cheaper on shipping that way and it also gives you an idea of what they have in sock at the store. Its also a full pet store, like a super walmart for pets. reptiles section is sweet too.

That Fish Place is worth seeing at least once IMO. However due to the drive if I'm buying livestock I always bring a foam cooler and blankets to insulate the bags and insure the best conditions for my trip back. I have bought FW from there and had no issues with drive time.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:42 PM   #19
 
okay thank you very much, this has helped a lot!
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