Tok's Red Sea Max 250

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  1. Tokalosh

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    Thought I'd post some pic's of my Red Sea Max 250.
    This one has been running for 4 months now and touch wood has not gone the same rout the other two went.

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    I'll post more pics soon
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome, looking fantastic!
    really good tanks those
     
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    Wow wow wow!!!:thumbup:
     
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    really nice tank you have there!
     
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    Wow stunning and welcometomasa
     
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    :welcometomasa2:to MASA....nice looking Tank...:1:
     
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    stunning looking tank
     
  9. Tokalosh

    Tokalosh Thread Starter

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    Thank you all for the kind words and compliments.

    This tank has been up and running for 4 months now, as my previous 2 RSM250 cracked on me in less than 3 months. (No fault of my own)

    Touch wood this one will make it past a year.

    I'm running a TLF 150 reactor with Phosgaurd, Carbon, CPE and Purigen in the rear chambers.
    The stock skimmer works a treat when dialled in correctly and the chiller helps keep the temp very stable. The 2 MP10 work a treat in anti-sync mode and everything gets the best current there is to offer.

    I recently upgraded the lighting and went with the following set up:

    Order of instillation, from front to back:

    Coral Plus
    ATI 12000K Aquablue Special
    ATI Blue Plus
    ATI Purple Plus
    ATI 12000K Aquablue Special
    Coral Plus

    These lamps relay make the colours pop and bring out the best in the fish and corals.

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    Thanks for looking, more to follow....

    Tok
     
  10. Tokalosh

    Tokalosh Thread Starter

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    Some updated pics of my tank.....

    Left hand side...

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    and some various shots of the inhabitants.....

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    and some of the corals.....

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    Comments welcome, thanks for stopping by...

    Tok
     
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    Some great pics...
    Quick Q... Is that Chromis missing an eye?
     
  12. Tokalosh

    Tokalosh Thread Starter

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    Thanks and yes she is, but you would never think so, she has been going for 2 years. :)

    Tok
     
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    Very nice!!! You do any modifications to your RSM 250?
     
  14. Tokalosh

    Tokalosh Thread Starter

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    Hi Rossi, thanks for the compliment.

    The tank is stock standard, the only thing I have done is changed out the stock lights with ATI's.

    Is Rossi your name or are you a fan of "The Doctor"? :thumbup:

    Tok
     
  15. Tokalosh

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    Thought I'd do a time line of my tanks and what I went through to get where I am today...

    I originally upgraded from a Tropquarium 88 back in 2008.

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    As a reward for keeping this tank going for three year on nothing but a canister filter and a HOB skimmer I upgraded to the RSM 250 in 2011-03-07. This picture was taken just after I had transferred everything over.

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    a few days later 27-04-2011

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    16-08-2011

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    Then on the 12-10-2011 the tank cracked in front of me while I was watching TV.

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    Quick thinking and a friendly LFS I managed to save most of the coral, but unfortunately I lost most of my fish.

    The tank was still under warranty so Red Sea replaced it the very next day.
    16-10-2011

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    29-11-2011

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    Then on the 05-03-2011 the inevitable happened once again, right in front of me as I walked in the door from work.

    This time with some quick thinking yet again, I used Duck Tape to hold tank together while Red Sea delivered me a new one. I did not lose anything on this break as I was well prepared.


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    So now we are on tank number three...... 13-03-2012 just after the incident.

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    Lets just pray that all is good from here on out. :thumbup:

    Tok
     
  16. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    fantastic!
     
  17. CocaColaza

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    Do these have a general tendency to crack? Odds of you just getting duds are quite high.
     
  18. Tokalosh

    Tokalosh Thread Starter

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    Your guess is as good as mine. :032:
    I had no questions asked immediate replacements from Red Sea.

    Tok
     
  19. DubKorps

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    u dnt think its the pumps maybe? the mp10s:eek:.wats the red seas glass thickness??? make me wonder coz i just bort a MP10 for my tank and this morning @Mc said his scared pulse mode may cause strain on glass of tl550
     
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    BTW thats a flippin nice system tok:thumbup:
     
  21. Tokalosh

    Tokalosh Thread Starter

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    According to Vortech the pumps should be fine with 10mm glass and they recommend running them without the rubber grommet. I have however left the rubber grommets in situe and they seem to run seamlessly. Only time will tell......

    Cheers mate I do appreciate the compliment.

    Tok
     
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