RSM 250 by Yusuf

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  1. yusufp

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    Hi Guys.

    Im picking up a used rsm250 on Thursday. Its coming fully stocked with rock fish and some coral.

    Im feeling very excited and already thinking of a few mods.

    It has a chiller and reactor already plumbed
     
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    Looking add a diy media basket with some matrix purigen and carbon and eventually chaeto.
     
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    The next concern is globes. The seller indicated that 2 globes had gone and needs to be replaced. His not sire which they were and just replaced it with normal globes.

    Can any one confirm which set they use in their system
     
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    Just use the ATI globes, more colour options there for how you want it and slightly cheaper than the red Sea globes.
     
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    Ok and which globes should i use? To get the best lighting?
     
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    Plz post pics once you get it.. All the best
     
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    Well that is basically down to personal preference on how you want your tank to look. If it was me I would use this combo, starting with the first bulb on the list being the back of the tank.

    Blue +
    fiji purple
    Blue +
    Aqua Blue special
    Blue +
    Blue +

    Here is a a great YouTube video detailing each bulb. PS: that is part 1 of the video and just click on part 2 so you see the whole bunch.
    Goodluck, post your final decision and pics. The 250 is an awesome tank and always regret selling it.

    https://www.google.co.za/url?sa=t&s...IIbzAS&usg=AFQjCNH0HNOxY4wuN7jxf8ksu8FczulLOg
     
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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Pleasure bud. It's a tough one and went through the same research as you are.
     
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    I've got 3 ATI globes if you're interested. 1 new & the other 2 used(3-4 months). PM me if you're interested..
     
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    Ok today was a busy day picked up the rsm disambled my current tank and reassembled the rsm. Been working the whole day.

    The tank is running now but optimally. Will sort the res tout tomorrow.

    Heres some pics please mind the fact that theres zero aquascaping.


    Does anyone know how to stop the skimmmer from overflowing?


    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    You can try turning the air valve so that it skims drier.
     
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    Yea the one airpipe was not inserted. Seems to have settled down now
     
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    And the first fatality.

    The anemone had the shrimp for breakfast. [​IMG]
     
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    Yowzer, is it not the shell and the "real" shrimp is just hiding after shedding.
     
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    There was quite alot of orange left......
     
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    You are correct sir. Spotted the shrimp this evening hiding in some rocks. I am extremely relieved
     
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    What a relief hehe. Glad you still have your tank mate
     
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    Ok so my first aquascaping attempt. Im not sure if im happy with it. Any comments [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    That is a big ugly pump in the back. More its base. Draws your eye to it instead of the rockwork, corals and fish. When you can, look into replacing it. Those Seio (if not mistaken) also got a much smaller mounting bracket, but that would force you to put the outside magnet mount inside the filter box. I've done that on a TL450, not a problem.

    On the rockwork, its joust too "heavy" or too much in the middle. I would move one of the smaller pieces down to below the big flat piece on the roight, so that the "shelf" is more horizontal. That would also open it up below for fish to swim into that cave. And somehow try to open up the center of the stack a bit. Do you have any other flat pieces that could form bridges or tunnels?
     
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