Glenn's Reef RSM 250

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  1. nanoreefing4fun

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    Glenn's Reef RSM 250

    After a lot of thinking about it and being inspired by our RSM club 250 owners (plus the fact that I have had great success with my wonderful 130D and having decided my room just would not fit a RSM 500) today I just purchased a new reef tank, a Rea Sea Max 250 [​IMG]

    Very excited ... as this upgrade will allow my currently very crowded corals more space, the option to add more and possibly (bigger fish), the fun of starting up a new tank (with a better knowledge base than my first tank) and getting to add more corals under the 250s T5 lights.

    Any advise will be much solicited and any words of wisdom will be much appericated !

    I bought it from the same place that I bought mt 1st RSM 130D, thatpetplace (serving pet owners and hobbyists since 1973) just put the RSM 250 on sale 10% off with coupon code "saveten", been waiting for this... I like good deals.

    Product Item # Max 250 Aquarium Kit - Black - FREE SHIPPING
    $1,529.99 Max 250 Aquarium Kit - Black - FREE SHIPPING | Aquarium Kits | Aquarium Kits & Fish Tanks | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com
     
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    :woohoo: Congrats on the new 250 and good luck with it!
     
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    Super! Best of luck with it Glenn!
     
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    haha! All the best with the new tank!
     
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    Hey Glenn, saw you talking about a Nem in another thread. If your looking that way plan your 250 for it from the start. I can't add one in my tank because of my rockwork and sand area. I figure if I did he would tear up everything I've got now finding a happy spot for himself if he could find one. Good luck!
     
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    :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

    Congratulations, thats a great price compared to what we have to pay, the cheapest this side of the pond is the equivalent of about $2000
     
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    wooohooo!great news Glenn!cant wait to see what you do with it!
     
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    Alright Glenn! You got a great deal....

    Lose a daughter (to marriage), get a 250 :) Must be those nurturing instincts!

    Cheryl
     
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    Wow - congratulations Glenn! I didn't think it was ever going to happen. Good deal on it too! Best wishes on the new 250 journey. :clink: :dance: :spinner: :woohoo: :thumbup:
     
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    Congrats Glenn! Good Luck and cant wait to see what its gonna look like!
     
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    To make it official..... (pic taken from the Red Sea site)

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    Thanks everyone for congrats & the good wishes ! Thanks Terry for the cool pic !

    I am thinking what rock to order now... leaning on getting an order of Marco Rock headed this way as a base.
    [​IMG]
     
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    What's your thoughts on how many pounds of Marco Rock would be perfect for a RSM 250?

    I know depending on how porous ones rock is will determine this, but would love some feedback on how much you consider ideal? Thinking I really kind of like a more open look, but want to make sure I get enough to handle the bio-load too.
     
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    Congratulations Glenn! :crowd:
     
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    This was the advice I received from a very helpful person when I started my 250! LOL
     
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    Congratulations, Glenn!

    I'm redesigning my 250 with a far more open look with a large sand bed, using just 11kg of dry rock.

    Good luck! I look forward to seeing you set it all up...
     
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    Thanks Tammy & Max250

    Iain [​IMG] thanks for the nice compliment - I am already finding I am asking personal opinion "look" questions [​IMG]
     
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    Congratulations:)

    Looking forward to pictures to come here...
     
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    Glenn - any date of delivery yet? Have you thought about how you'll work setting up the 250 with the 130 still running, or will you keep both tanks going for a while? I'll bet you have a million things on your mind now!
     
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    Thanks for asking Terry - I don't have a delivery date yet, but sure it will be this week.

    I really have not thought it all through yet, do know I want the new tank where my current one is... so my 1st challenge is going to be to move the 130D to the other side of the room to a temp location & setup the new 250 in it's current place. If I get my tank this week, I plan on building the cabinet this weekend.

    My current thinking is... all new sand & rock, then letting the new tank cycle for a couple of months, then moving over the coral & fish slowly.

    Trying to decide on sand & rock, so I can start cycling. Leaning toward using Marco Dry Rock and then add a couple pieces of new LR. I kind of really like the "open look" some members have done... like big wide sand bed up front, where lots of corals can live in the sand...

    I am not very good at design & aquascape... but I do know when I see others tanks that look pretty to me, hope to incorporate some of thier deign elements.

    Any suggestions from anyone - much appreciated.
     
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