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Red Sea Max - setting it up!

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Red Sea Max - setting it up!
Old 06-23-2007, 02:12 PM   #1
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Red Sea Max - setting it up!

After hemming and hawing about what kind of tank to try next...

I caved and got a Red Sea Max Reef tank! This is my first foray into SW and I wanted it to be as painless as possible. This tank is a 'plug-and-play'...it comes set up as a reef tank so you don't have to buy all the componenst separately.

I got the tank on Tuesday. Because we were busy this week, I'm still setting it up...didn't have quite enough R/O water so getting more today...and hopefully will add the salt and substrate today too!

I'll have lots of questions for the SW pros out there! :D
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:41 PM   #2
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...okay! Salt and substrate added...

...now I'm waiting for the sandstorm to subside...
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:13 PM   #3
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Picked up 30 lbs. of newly shipped Jakarta live rock this morning! :D

Within 3 hours of adding, the sandstorm subsided...quite amazing...

Now I'm going to let it sit a day or so...and then likely rearrange it...

...I couldn't see what I was doing while the sandstorm was still raging...
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:56 AM   #4
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Here's my 'before' pile of live rock...hopefully I'll get to redecorating this afternoon...

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Old 06-29-2007, 08:43 AM   #5
 
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Looking good so far! I also own a Red Sea Max and I love it. I'm looking forward to seeing your tank progress.

Mike :)
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:44 PM   #6
 
Yeah tanks looking great at the moment, the LR is very good to, some very nice shapes. I cant wait to see how this turns out, i was going to get one but then i decided not to as i could get a much larger tank and equipment for half the price. But a very nice start and good luck and enjoy it !
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:35 PM   #7
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Thanks guys! The tank is progressing...mostly with algae...but it's progressing!

Mike? Have you had any issues with yours? Lots of guys seem to have skimmer issues...

Betta5 - I priced out separate equipment too for a 30g tank...and found the RSM to be quite a bit less expensive...and since I'm not a DIY type, this option let me get into reefs with no fuss...
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:15 AM   #8
 
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So how is the tank going? :) I have been interested in getting one of the "All-in-One Tanks and the RSM is currently on the top of the list...

Has it been easy to keep clean and maintain?
was it worth the extra 2 - 300 $$ to get the RSM? :)

and heck where are the picture updates :P

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