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Red Sea Max -- box opening

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Received my Max today, here are some initial photos.

 

As received from the freight forwarder:

 

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The retail box:

 

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Inside the box:

 

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Remove the two pins, and remove the hood:

 

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The hood:

 

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Accessory box in the tank:

 

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Accessory box out of the tank:

 

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Accessory box with bulbs:

 

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View looking into the tank towards the back wall:

 

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View of the back wall (flash breaks thru the tinting.)

 

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View of the open filtration/skimmer area:

 

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HammyDavisJr

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Can't wait to see the progress.

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RaSooch
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You ever take off any sweet jumps?

 

Looks like a good packing job.

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pico1

lookin good! Can you tell me what the length is from the front of the tank to the front of the filter chamber?

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aquamac

Yes, I'm going to do some dimensioning shortly. Will post a few more photos first.

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Cshradr7

Nice...can't wait to see it set up. What do you have planned for it?

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polkiejoe
Nice...can't wait to see it set up. What do you have planned for it?

Flippin Sweet!

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aquamac

Close up of return pump holes drilled in back glass:

 

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Close up of overflow:

 

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Tank out of the box:

 

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Back of tank:

 

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Tank with plastic wrap removed:

 

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Accessory box opened:

 

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Filtration media:

 

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Heater:

 

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Close of switches:

 

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Skimmer:

 

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Filtration area showing glass guides for skimmer, and routing channel for power cords:

 

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Power outlets:

 

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Right rear of tank -- power cord storage compartment:

 

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Power cord storage compartment:

 

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Underside of hood:

 

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T5 bulb:

 

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Bulbs installed (clear plastic bulb shield removed showing plastic screws:)

 

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Return pumps:

 

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Skimmer pump:

 

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Hood installed:

 

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Hood installed, with front access closed:

 

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Logo on front left of hood:

 

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Rear access:

 

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Timer:

 

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Rear of tank (covered in vinyl:)

 

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LED placed in filter chamber; shows back glass is smoke tint color:

 

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Hood hinge:

 

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Return pumps (flash picture:)

 

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Return pumps (no flash:)

 

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Skimmer and pump:

 

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Sliding in the skimmer using the glass guides:

 

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pico1

nice pictures...now we want dimentions. :D

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aquamac

Skimmer cup:

 

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Heater chamber:

 

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Right side of tank showing power cord router:

 

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Return pump area, showing the power cord channel cover removed:

 

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Heading out to dinner, dimensions coming next. :)

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StanD

drool... :haha:

 

Question....those bulbs are labeled T5 but they look like Power Compacts.

What gives?

 

Also, where did you buy it and how much?

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henry22

Why cant manufactures learn that we dont want rain/drip trays and we want built in refugiams. At least finnex has learned, otherwise, tight tank. Whats the quality of the electronics?

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saltyd4wg

you forgot to include a picture of the delivery guy ringing the doorbell and delivering your package- hehe j/k that is probably the most detailed documentation of packaging and opening up a product i haveever seen- well done

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aquamac
lookin good! Can you tell me what the length is from the front of the tank to the front of the filter chamber?

 

 

15 inches (inside dimensions)

 

 

 

you forgot to include a picture of the delivery guy ringing the doorbell and delivering your package- hehe j/k that is probably the most detailed documentation of packaging and opening up a product i haveever seen- well done

 

That's because I had to pick it up at the freight company to get it today, otherwise they were going to deliver it tomorrow. :)

 

 

Why cant manufactures learn that we dont want rain/drip trays and we want built in refugiams. At least finnex has learned, otherwise, tight tank. Whats the quality of the electronics?

 

 

The filtration area is 13 by 3.5 by 18.5" deep which would be plenty of room for a fuge...looking into lighting solutions now.

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aquamac
drool... :haha:

 

Question....those bulbs are labeled T5 but they look like Power Compacts.

What gives?

 

Also, where did you buy it and how much?

 

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I guess because these are T5 power compacts? Note the misspelling.

 

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BrassMonkey030

they are t5 in power compact format. making sure you buy the replacement bulbs from them.

 

edit-- looks like you can fit a cp striaght pin in there.

 

i believe the t5 cp has the smaller tube diamiter and what ever else that makes a t5

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StanD

Ok. But what makes T5s "better" is the reflective properties, right? So wouldn;t 2x65w PCs make more sense with the same reflector?

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RaSooch
i believe the t5 cp has the smaller tube diamiter and what ever else that makes a t5

 

From what I have read about the T5's BrassMonkey is correct about smaller tube diamiter, making the light penetration stronger or something like that. Also the T5's are supposed to run cooler than the PC's, so to add another 20w's of power with 2 65w PC's would probably bring the temp issues.

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henry22

I would remove the filtration trays and make a fuge. When are you gonna get some rock and water in this thing. I can tell this is going to be awesome. Those T5's arnt HO are they?

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aquamac

I'm contemplating fuge options now...just a matter of blocking light from entering the main tank thru the smoked rear glass, and how to mount the fuge light.

 

Not sure what makes a T5 HO. These are marked 55 watt. A 'normal' single T5 HO is 24 watts for a two foot bulb.

 

As far as when water will be in it...not fast enough!

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aquamac

I'm going to make a 3 sided black acrylic box like this, to insert into the filtration area. This will block the fuge light from spilling into the tank.

 

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Izzue
Why cant manufactures learn that we dont want rain/drip trays and we want built in refugiams. At least finnex has learned, otherwise, tight tank. Whats the quality of the electronics?

 

FYI...Finnex did not come up with the refugium for their tanks...this was an

after market upgrade by Nanocustomers...based on the info their clientel was requesting the refugium.

 

Actually depending on your bioload and maintence schedule rain trays can come in handy...

Obviously the filtering (which can become nitrate factory if not cleaned often)

Great way to add filter bags of media (phosban, chemipure , poly filter etc)

But main purpose is a natural way of cooling the water with out adding chiller.

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Very nice tank Aquamac!!!!

Looks great...only the lighting looks extremely on low end for a tank that size.

 

Izzue

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instrance
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Can't wait to see the progress.

Damn Soooo Lucky

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aquamac

I calculate the tank volume (not including the filtration area) is about 27.6 gallons using inside dimensions, and not accounting for live rock displacement. With 110 watts, this is a minimum of about 4 watts/gallon, which should be plenty of light and not too much heat.

 

I suppose the hood could be modded for more light but then fans would have to be added, etc.

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Cshradr7
FYI...Finnex did not come up with the refugium for their tanks...this was an

after market upgrade by Nanocustomers...based on the info their clientel was requesting the refugium.

 

this may be true but then finnex saw that customers were wanting them and began putting them in their 30G glass tanks. It's just that these other manufacturers for some reason cannot get it through their head to listen to the customers requests. I don't understand why one of these companies can't build a tank that will not need up grades...good lights, flow, fuge, fuge light, QUALITY. Red Sea made an attempt but also skimped on some necessary things like lighting and the fuge

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