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post #1 of 4 Old 11-27-2010, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Red Sea Max reviews wanted!

Does anyone have anything to offer regarding the Sea Max 250. I am replacing my reef tank, as I left mine with my ex. Will this be easier than building it from scratch like I did the first time?
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-27-2010, 05:24 PM
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The skimmer included in that setup is basically a Prism Skimmer, which performs horribly. First hand experience. I would only consider that setup for 29 gallon tanks or smaller. Not sure if the unit you are looking at comes in different sizes.
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post #3 of 4 Old 12-07-2010, 08:06 AM
It would be considerably easier than building from scratch. They are great tanks (with a few modifications) but be prepared to pay a premium price for a premium product.

The skimmer needs changing. Tunze and deltec seem to have some popular offerings, I think the deltec MCE500 fits in the back on the 250 and the Tunze 9002 fits in the back of the 130 (with an aftermarket collection cup).

I have heard of people having problems with temperature being almost uncontrollable in the summer months (in england btw!) so if you went with the 250 would you be running a chiller? What your climate like?

Just make sure you check out custom options beforehand.
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-07-2010, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I heard about the skimmer needing to be replaced. That is not realy an issue. I've never had one last more than a year or two anyway. I was planning on buying the 66 gallon. I live in southern Illinois and have central air on in the summer. I have had a tank for years and never needed a chiller, but if one is needed because of the lid I guess I will buy one. Thanks for the feedback.
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