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Beginner Reef Tank advice needed.

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Dear all,
I really want to set up my first Marine Tank but I am an absolute beginner. I have fallen in love with the red sea Max S650 Tank but I am concerned that as a beginner I will be totally out of my depth. What is your advice please? Thanks in advance. Jason.

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Dear all,
I really want to set up my first Marine Tank but I am an absolute beginner. I have fallen in love with the red sea Max S650 Tank but I am concerned that as a beginner I will be totally out of my depth. What is your advice please? Thanks in advance. Jason.

Hi there :)

Out of your depth... opening with a fish pun? :D

I was in the same position as you. I still haven't got a tank but the amount I've learnt is substantial. I've been researching various things for a few hours per day for the last few months and some of it has made me really thing about the logistics/costs/commitments of the hobby. I suggest you plan things out, share your ideas on the forum and the friendly folk on Reefbase will no doubt give you some pointers, if you need them.

Not to mention, it's fun to read about others plans/ideas/journals!

See you around!
Rad91

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Hi and welcome to the forum
Tbh if you get a small or big tank you will have the same learning curve to get over.
It’s just the cost so you have to be sure your committed.

I say go for it and start a tank thread so people can help you through it


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Hey there  :D

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Hey, Agree with Asco I’ve been reefing just over a year first tank is 180l 100cmx80x80. Do I love it ? Yes, what I’ve learnt - size is never enough, I didn’t start with a sump, wish I had..  to begin with it didn’t bother me, but as you get into it more and more you realise how important it is when keeping harder corals, not to mention visually having skimmers etc hanging on the tank.


Red Sea tanks imo are great, if commitment isn’t an issue personally I would start there and start with a good setup. For me the first 5-6 months of getting an established tank where the hardest, eager to fill it, algae issues etc etc once established there not too bad to maintain obviously depending on what you keep !  Just remember to take your time don’t overstock and you’ll be fine ..

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