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Old 11-04-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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I am planning a new reef tank and looking for some advice
Should I go for RSM or a tank with sump in the in the under cabinet ??
Any ideas or thought would be appreciated
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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It all depends on what youre looking for. If you want style, simplicity, and a really nice tank for mostly softies, lps, and some sps along with smaller fish, go for the RSM.

If you want a tank you can go all out on, customize, and make it "you" then do your own tank with sump.

All depends. BTW, i am an RSM250 owner..so im here if you have any questions at all
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:57 PM   #3
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I would like to keep hard and soft corals
How do you find the lights ? Also is it hard cleaning and doing water changes as you are always working from the top ? I really like the idea of a 1 plug system well my wife does
Have you any faults win the RSM ?
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Many thanks

I would like to keep hard and soft corals
How do you find the lights ? Also is it hard cleaning and doing water changes as you are always working from the top ? I really like the idea of a 1 plug system well my wife does
Have you any faults win the RSM ?
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You can keep both, you'd just need to keep up on water quality. I have some sps, such as a birdsnest, meteor shower, purple haze, and an acro.

The lights come with the tank. Any replacement parts can be bought from Red Sea.

Water changes and cleaning are like any other tank. Open up the lid for the pwc's, use a mag float or toothbrush on the algae.

The best part is that there is only 1 chord. Its amazing, and it looks like furniture.

Id say the only fault has to do with the sump. It is difficult to have a sump and a chiller (the chiller is almost a necessity. The tank lights get it pretty hot). Like right now, if i wanted to add a sump into my tank, i could prob only fit an 8 gallon
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Ya that's what I was thinking about the sump it would be too small

I think I will go for a custom with sump my Lfs said he had a clear seal 4 ft marine with built in sump

Now I need to figure out what skimmer and more importantly what lights

Hoping to start this project in January

Ant thoughts on equipment ??
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Ya that's what I was thinking about the sump it would be too small

I think I will go for a custom with sump my Lfs said he had a clear seal 4 ft marine with built in sump

Now I need to figure out what skimmer and more importantly what lights

Hoping to start this project in January

Ant thoughts on equipment ??
Yeah, you could mod the stand and put a tank on the top part though.

Make sure you dont show the wires if you do go for jus tthe regular tank. The wife wouldnt like that!!

I'd go for a reef octopus skimmer and prob a 6 bulb fishneedit.com fixture
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I am going to look into this

Will keep up to date
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Yup reef octopus. That is, if you don't want this in your water. Great skimmers, I have one, highly recommend
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:13 PM   #9
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They look great my problem is I'm I'm ireland no one sells the bloody things here

Any ideas of some nice bright coloured easy to care for corals to start off with ?

This is my second attempt at a saltwater last time I lost everything to ich sold the tank and now it's creapin bvk into my head to get another one

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You can order the skimmers online. Any leathers are pretty easy to keep.
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