My RSM250

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I got my RSM 250 about 5 weeks ago now, i have upgraded from a kent marine bio reef 94l so loving having more space to do things to, I am yet to do any real modifications, I have how ever cut the cage off the cooling fans that i see on the mod page on here and seems to work great, I do also run 2 heaters set up on a Stc1000 temperature controller and i have the cooling fans set up to that so if it gets too hot the heaters cut out and the fans kick in. I am waiting for my new skimmer to arrive i have gone for the deltec mc500 as i have read a lot of good things about it in this tank.... I have a seneye reef+ i am waiting for my linx 8 windows tablet to arrive and then i can have it running constantly with out having to pay the huge price for the seneye web server. My current lighting is T5's white, blue, purple, white, purple, blue, i do eventually plan on upgrading to leds i'm just trying to 1. find the right ones for me and 2. decide if i want to keep the hood or not.
I have a TMC Reef-Tide 10000lph power head with controller but i can not for the life on me get it positioned correctly at the moment on the lowest setting it is pointed towards the top of the tank for the wave effect but blows my sand everywhere ( any help or guidance on this matter would be amazing).

I will upload pictures of my tank once i have finished scaping it as not 100% happy with it just yet

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Sounds good, i'd think carefully before upgrading the T5s.    IMHO T5s are still a very good solution and you won't have the coverage issues you get with LEDs.

What sand did you use? As long as it's not super fine, it usually calms down a bit when the tank gets going.

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Sounds good, i'd think carefully before upgrading the T5s.    IMHO T5s are still a very good solution and you won't have the coverage issues you get with LEDs.

What sand did you use? As long as it's not super fine, it usually calms down a bit when the tank gets going.

Hi i used Carib Sea Arag-Alive 20-Pound Fiji Pink Sand im thinking it might just need some time to settle.....
regarding the lights yeah im not 100% sure if i am going to change just yet i have seen some really good led hood modifications but they don't seem to get the correct spread but the ones i have seen with out the hood seem to look amazing with the right spread i just need to decide if i want to keep the hood or not

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Hi i used Carib Sea Arag-Alive 20-Pound Fiji Pink Sand im thinking it might just need some time to settle.....
regarding the lights yeah im not 100% sure if i am going to change just yet i have seen some really good led hood modifications but they don't seem to get the correct spread but the ones i have seen with out the hood seem to look amazing with the right spread i just need to decide if i want to keep the hood or not

Yeah I think it does usually look better without the hood.  Downside is more light spill into the room. 

Quite funny driving home from work, coming into my road and looking at the houses, yellow light, yellow light, yellow light, yellow light, yellow light, yellow light, BLUE

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I've done it I've upgraded to led but I've managed to get 2x radion xr30s in the hood, i did have to take everything out but they're in the hood , what a difference it makes, still needing to figure out the correct schedule and intensity for the tank but so far so good

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xr30s or xr15s?

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xr30s or xr15s?
Xr30s

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Xr30s

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Nice one! That's going to be some serious PAR!  Acropora tank?  8D

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Nice one! That's going to be some serious PAR!  Acropora tank?  8D
Not sure yet atm I've got a few softies, some zoa's, monti and frogspawn.

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A few things have changed with the tank now, as said above i am currently running 2 radion xr30's and I also now have 2 mp40s running all connected with the reeflink.

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