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Rue 06-23-2007 02:12 PM

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' 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

Rue 06-23-2007 08:41 PM

...okay! Salt and substrate added... I'm waiting for the sandstorm to subside... :shock:

Rue 06-24-2007 06:13 PM

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... :roll:

Rue 06-26-2007 10:56 AM

Here's my 'before' pile of live rock...hopefully I'll get to redecorating this afternoon...

Mike 06-29-2007 08:43 AM

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 :)

Betta5 06-30-2007 06:44 PM

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 !

Rue 07-06-2007 05:35 PM

Thanks guys! The tank is progressing...mostly with algae...but it's progressing! :lol:

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...

fejus 09-20-2007 10:15 AM

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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