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Old 07-19-2012, 8:13 PM   #1
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My New Red Sea MAX 130D

Let me start off and tell you a little about me. My name is Matt and I am located in Gainesville , Ga and have been reefing ( is that even a word ? ) for about a year now. I started off with a Biocube 29 gallon which I heavily modded. I had some decent luck with the Biocube but I didn't like the look of the tank even from the begging. I have always wanted a Red Sea Max but had never had the money to purchase one. Well I was on Craigslist the other night and found a Red Sea Max at a killer price. Needless to say, I jumped on the tank. Being my Birthday is in a couple of weeks my wife told me she would buy it for my birthday price. I was ecstatic to finally get the tank of my dreams. So here we are on Day 1 of me getting the tank set up and the aquascaping the way I like it. The previous owner ( CodSack on here ) installed LED's in the hood seamlessly and even wired up the fans to cut on and off with the lights. He even made all the stock switches and timer to work, So the tank functions just like a stock RSM. I am running a intake media basket and a Tunze 9002 skimmer. I have a MP10 that I will be taking out of the Biocube and installing in this tank. Anyways without further adieu here are a couple pictures of the tank. What do you guys think of the aquascaping



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Old 07-19-2012, 9:25 PM   #2
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Looking great Matt. I also have a RSM, just sitting empty at this time.
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Old 07-19-2012, 9:27 PM   #3
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Thanks , you'll be getting an order for me soon to fill this baby up lol :-D
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Old 07-20-2012, 9:09 PM   #4
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Looks sharp! I'd love to own an RSM!!

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I'm glad you're enjoying it... Happy Birthday!

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Old 07-20-2012, 9:51 PM   #6
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I'm glad you're enjoying it... Happy Birthday!
Well my B-day isn't till Aug but its an early gift being i didn't see the tank being on Craigslist for long at the asking price. But either way thanks man

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Well howdy :-D
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Looks great! I am a huge fan of the "less is more" look.

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Looking good!I will have a rsm250 soon,not sure if Im going to set it up?Maybe for sale soon.It has a tunze skimmer,chiller,top off and lots of extras.Im getting on a trade.Any offers?

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Looking good!I will have a rsm250 soon,not sure if Im going to set it up?Maybe for sale soon.It has a tunze skimmer,chiller,top off and lots of extras.Im getting on a trade.Any offers?
I'll trade ya :-D
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Old 07-21-2012, 1:14 PM   #11
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Well I'm not sure I'm going to have a cycle being I used the live rock and live sand the P/O had in the tank. My ammonia went up to .25ppm then back to zero along nitrites and nitrates. The tank has been up and running for 4 days now. I might at 2-3 pieces of coral and see how they do. What do you guys think?
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Old 07-23-2012, 8:08 PM   #12
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Well here is an update on what I have added to the tank
For fish we have


Clown fish
Yellow tail damsel
Six Line wrasse
Blue Mandarin ( iffy about )
One cleaner shrimp
2x Pom Pom Crabs
CUC

Corals

Frog spawn
Duncan
Green Birds Nest
Green Plate Coral
Red Montipora
Green Polyped Sunset Coral
Fan Worm
Orange Mushroom ( not sure what they are )
Blasto Coral








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One small suggestion.... Get the damsel out!! Looks great!

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One small suggestion.... Get the damsel out!! Looks great!
Really ? I've had him for over a year with out issue . Whats so bad about damsels? I've actually had more issues out of the clown fish biting my hand if i reach in the tank
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Really ? I've had him for over a year with out issue . Whats so bad about damsels? I've actually had more issues out of the clown fish biting my hand if i reach in the tank
They get very aggressive and will more than ikely go after the fish. But that is my experience. Good luck with whatever route you go!

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Well its been awhile so I'll tell you whats new
A. I GOT A NEW CAMERA !!!! A Nikon d7000
I'm having fun trying to figure out the setting on this dang thing to take good pictures of things under LED lights. any help would be greatly appreciated.
I added what I believe my last fish... a Diamond Goby.
Anyways here is a few pictures of things I have added to the tank.






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