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Old 04-14-2011, 09:27 AM   #1
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Red sea max 130

Ok, I pick up the new addition on Sat. Need some ideas on set up.
Ok, its a second hand red sea max 130 ,empty. Need to know best sandto be using, how much live rock and how should i be setting up the filter?
I would really like to have the finished tank as a showcase for nice colours of corals and rock with some active couloful fish to keep things interesting. Wanting to do a no rushed build in progress and time is no restraint. Would like to take time to complete a fantastic build but cant prommise i wont get overexcited.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:40 AM   #2
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For sand I recommend dry aragonite sand. And you'll want 1-2lbs of Live Rock per gallon as well.

What kind of lighting do you have?
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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I've only recently heard of the red sea max tanks and I'm so jealous! Did you get everything from the seller? hood, stand, filter, lights?
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Yes its a complete red sea max 130, standard lighting, i am looking at upgrading the skimmer intake to the 130d and adding ventilation fans before filling.
Will keep you guys updated on the build as it happens
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I just recently heard about those tanks pretty good deal
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:50 PM   #6
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yeah ive been looking for a used one for a while seems lots of people have been hearing about them recently as they keep getting picked up by someone other than me...
but cant wait to see your build!
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I would pick one up too, but I don't have that kind of money how much did it cost you?
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They're not badly priced on cl if you're one of the lucky ones.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:32 AM   #9
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never saw one in my area
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:05 AM   #10
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Use searchtempest and you can look at many areas surrouning yours a $300 rsm may be worth a daytrip... At least it would imo

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