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Featured radion lit rsm 130d.. the downsize

Discussion in 'Nano Tanks (11-30gal)' started by PaulW, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. PaulW

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    Well I picked up a red sea max 130d in white the other day after getting the hard word from the boss that the big tank was costing too much to run blah blah blah...and got it home in a sorry state. It was still running when I got to the guys house but you literally couldn't see inside.. we worked out a deal with the "built in lighting" ( radion g2!!! ) and I got it home happy as Larry. Big Thumbs Up.

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    As you can see it really was in a bad way :-( so I started stripping it down ready for a deep clean!

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    Found some nice other extras too.. Stevie t media rack and tunze 9002 skimmer with in tank cup :thumbup1:

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    Spent the full day on Tuesday scrubbing cleaning and re wiring the tank...

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    Clean as a whistle :whistling:

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  2. PaulW

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    Re: downsize upgrade?

    Next job was the scape and sort out the flow.
    I ordered the upgrade circulation pump and a jebao rw4

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    All the rock and water was saved from the big tank to avoid any cycle and make it possible to move the stock over from the holding tank quicker :)

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  3. PaulW

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    Re: downsize upgrade?

    And here we are tonight :)

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    Re: downsize upgrade?

    What a difference. I hope you got a right good discount mate going by the disgusting state of it.
    Looks like new, bet your chuffed
     
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    Wow what a difference after clean must have taken you ages to get it looking so good love the tank , hopefully you got that pretty cheap with all the cleaning up you had to do
     
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    You wouldnt beleive there the same tankBig Thumbs Up,that really was in a bad way
     
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    Wow you really can polish a turd! That is the sort of tank that turns up in droves at my local tip and I never give them a second glance. Well done mate.
     
  8. PaulW

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    Re: downsize upgrade?

    A bit of elbow grease works wonders
     
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    Picked up a few bits today as it was to wet and wild for golf :)

    Ended up with a blasto frag, a small favia and a small purple goni. Also these wee guys too

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    I do love chromis. A great little shoaling fish and cheap too.
     
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    I never used to like chromis, then my mate got 7, when they are schoaling they are stunning....then all his died!
     
  11. PaulW

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    Massively underrated fish. Love the way the flicker from green to blue in the lighting. :)

    A few of the other bits too..

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    Coming along very nicely

    wont be long till the upgrade LOL
     
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    She'd divorce me :lol:
     
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    I am glad i am not the only one. I would be divirced before i was even married if i talked about wanting a different tank now lol
     
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    Re: downsize upgrade?

     
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    Looking really nice. I had a disaster with mine today. My own stupidness was told arognite did not need washing. Thank god i only put a scoop in. The rest is washed now and you cant see a rcok in the tank and there is 20 kg in there lol skimmer is working overtime
     
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    Lol.. I had a similar disaster with rowaphos. Cost me did that one :-(
     
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    Exactly what fish do you have in your tank now ? I am still wondering what i shall add when i do add fish. I would love a flame angel but i know not enough room :-(
     
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    I have a pair of true perc clowns, 4 small green chromis and im collecting a yellow clown goby this week. I will be adding 1 more fish after that. a small wrasse or maybe a gramma/fire fish. still un decided.
     
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    I was thinking of 2 clowns , 6 line wrasse , 4 green chromis ,hectors goby and royal gramma.
    I maybe change the list a bit. I have condisered a
    Tibicen Angelfish or a blue tang and change when overgrown or i might need an upgrade when she falls in love with it lol
     
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