Embracing a plug and play aquarium for personal coral reefs

Red Sea Max 250

Posted on Aug 21, 2010 in Equipment, RSM S-Series | 1 comment

                      I decided to get the 65 gallon plug and play Red Sea Max 250 aquarium. It’s made by a company in Europe and usually don’t stay on the shelves in the USA very long. I wanted the white Red Sea Max 250, but that is only available in the UK. I spoke to a rep at Red Sea who said the white version will be available in the USA in Jan 2011. I also saw the recently unveiled Red Sea Max 500 but Red Sea doesn’t have a production date as yet. It probably wouldn’t arrive in the USA for another few years. I had a choice between the Black and Silver Red Sea Max 250 and decided I would get the black. It also makes sense to...

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Choosing a tank

Posted on Aug 21, 2010 in Equipment | 0 comments

Requirements when choosing tank: 1) I  don’t want to have a ton of equipment hanging out the back of the tank or a separate room to house that equipment. 2) Tank and equipment should minimized the risk of floods. 3) Powerful enough integrated equipment or ability to hide easily and efficiently hide equipment to support a mini reef with fish and other invertebrates. 4) Easy maintenance. 5) Tank needs to be beautiful and wife approved! To sum it up, I wanted an all-in-one tank. I did a ton of research over the span of a year after I started my 14 gallon BioCube because I knew I would upgrade to a bigger tank someday. Salt water tanks are addictive and must always be upgraded! To start one is like taking a gateway drug. The BioCube satisfied all of the...

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