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Ourfishies 09-08-2010 07:17 AM

Red Sea Max 130 = worth $500???
 
We've been offered a red sea max 130 with live sand, live rock, and some soft corals for $500. Is this a good deal? Are red sea max 130's any good?
please give us some advice. we don't want to be ripped off or miss out on a good deal.
thanks!!

bearwithfish 09-08-2010 07:47 AM

um yeah its worth it by far when you take into account getting all the stuff separate and then the fact that the tan is established cutting out some of the work for you its well worth the $500.. would i be in your shoes i would jump all over it...

Ourfishies 09-08-2010 11:29 AM

that's what what we were thinking to but i was e-mailing some other people and they said we could get a similar system for cheaper. i was like really? cuz i've been on craig's list for the past month and multiple fish stores and haven't found anything similar. i e-mailed them back asking what system i could get for cheaper and where i could get it. i haven't heard back yet.

yeah i really like how compact and nice looking the red sea max looks. you don't see all the equipment hanging off the tank.

onefish2fish 09-08-2010 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Ourfishies (Post 467000)
that's what what we were thinking to but i was e-mailing some other people and they said we could get a similar system for cheaper. i was like really? cuz i've been on craig's list for the past month and multiple fish stores and haven't found anything similar. i e-mailed them back asking what system i could get for cheaper and where i could get it. i haven't heard back yet.

yeah i really like how compact and nice looking the red sea max looks. you don't see all the equipment hanging off the tank.


if memory serves me, this is the 65 gallon all in one? right?

honestly i personally wouldnt get it but thats me. if you like these tanks, thats your choice. i do suggest searching your area for a local reefing club. ( try google ) it is possible some one there is selling off their system.

welcome to the forum!

Ourfishies 09-08-2010 11:57 AM

it's actually the 34 gallon.

thanks :)

onefish2fish 09-08-2010 12:24 PM

then even better and if it was me personally ( which its not ) i would go with a 40 breeder ( love their size ) and even a DIY 40 breeder sump making my tank a total of 80 gallons. a 20 long would make a great sump too, but im a fan of large sumps. i would drill the tank with a glassholes, order dry rock, and go with an ASM mini G skimmer. then you'd need lights (if its going to be reef) which i suggest t5s, powerheads, which i suggest hydor ks, heater(s) which i suggest jagers, and a return pump for the sump. theres also some odds and ends, like a stand which if your DIY friendly it shouldnt be to hard, plumbing which PVC works wonders, acrylic sheets for the sump, and a few other things.

that ofcourse is just how i would do it and i think doing so would put you at, maybe alittle over 500 but you'd get to set things up how you wanted and get the experience of doing so.

either way i do suggest some more reading and research as it will only help you along your journey.

Sheila 11-29-2010 12:39 PM

Let me know what you think, I'm getting ready to buy the Sea Max 250 for $1500. Brand new, but no rock, or anything.


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