Got into SW last July after a few years in tropical a few years back, lockdown seemed a good time to strike up a new hobby, something I've wanted to do for years, but was always told was stupidly expensive and ultra complicated, in-laws eh? Wish I'd have ignored him years back.
Anyway, I'm here and so far its been a very interesting journey.
Story so far:
2nd hand RSM 250
So far I've managed to repair the lid lights, timer and fans, then remove the lid entirely so I could use 2 AI Prime 16hd instead
, but that saved me replacing 6 tubes every 12 months and the cost of running them, plus the annoying 8 fans in the hood annnnd trying to keep the water temp under 28c made this a no-brainer, solid 25c now.
Built my own sump from 6mm float, this was a 2 reason job, I didn't like the built in skimmer, the guy I bought the tank off didn't either, he'd replaced it with a tunze, but sold it separately, I got offered a 3 month old BMC7 for less than half what the guy paid for it so it needed a sump to go into.
So then I needed to add the reef octopus HOB and build the overflow and return, lots of fun so far.