RSM 260 for SPS corals


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I need some advice please. Is the Red Sea Max 250 with it's standard lights good for keeping SPS corals?
 

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Yup, I kept a few sps and clams under the standard lights. The thing you have to maintain over and above water parameters is ensuring that the bulbs are not too old ;)
 
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Its "Ok", the lighting is mediocre, you would need to place the sps high up. Being a closed tank, with heat build up it will require a Chiller to stabilize the temp. The filtration, in my opinion, is not great. The skimmer is too small. Dont expect a Zeovit tank of the Month Sps tank. I would rather go for a drilled tank, with same size sump and a decent skimmer where you can run such things as bio pellet reactors etc. One thing to keep in mind is that seeing the tank is gonna be a Sps Dominant tank, it will eventually require dosing of atleast Calcium, Magnesium and Alkalinity as the sps colonies grow and so too do their demands. You will want a dosing pump dosing into your sump. Sps love lots of nutrients, "High import and high Export" and this is where a good skimmer is crucial and things such as bio pellet reactors help. Like I say, Sps can be kept in a Max 250. But it is far from optimal and the results will be dissapointing. You will struggle with coloration and they probably will just brown out.
 
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