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Red Sea MAX Assembly

Posted on Aug 21, 2010 in Equipment, Problems | 6 comments

Assembly of the Red Sea MAX 250 was surprisingly easy and uneventful. The cabinet is heavy, very well made and the finish doesn’t feel or look cheap. Cabinet screws and holes aligned very, very well, especially with so many alignments needed, not like Ikea or other chains’ press wood prefab furniture. It’s a cabinet made specifically for and that perfectly matches the beautiful tank. Only negative comment is that the handles should probably be on the bottom of the cabinet doors and not the top since there is so little space to grab to open the doors. Assembly of the pumps, skimmer, etc in the back of the tank was also uneventful. However, I felt like I could easily crush the 6 skinny T5 fluorescent bulbs during installation in the hood and the edges of the metal ends of...

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