Red Sea MAX 260E

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Hi everyone. Starting a new build. Received a Red Sea Max 260 used for about 2 years from a guy who had NO CLUE what he was doing. Came with a bunch of broken crap, down to the apex being fried. Started the build 1st week of Dec. Has came a long way and finally got things fixed. Here is a list of equipment and picture. Hope everyone enjoys!

- Red Sea Max 260E
Optional sump upgrade
- 2 AI Hydra 32
- 2x Sicce 2.0 return pumps
- Full Neptune Apex A3 system
EB832
FMM
ATK V2 w/ optical sensors
pH/ORP/Salinity/Temp probes
COR 15 return pump
- Maxspect Jump 2k gyre
-IM HydroFill 5g resivoir
-Bubble Magus Curve 5 skimmer
-2x Phosban reactor 1 GFO 1 Co2 scrub
-70 lbs live rock (30 lbs base rock)
- Reef Factory 4.1 doser
Running Alk/Ca/pH+/NOPX
-Coralife 3x Turbo Twist UV

Only have 4 fish atm. Getting ready for coral.
-Six Line wrasse
-Foxface Lo
-Arc Eye Hawkfish
-Dwarf Flame Angel

Good start I think. Levels balanced and been through "ugly" stages. Leave your thoughts. Please and thanks

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Update:
Corals I bought from corals kingdom have seemed to adapt great! Happy to start having coral finally! Bought a pair of 3D printed shrouds for Hydra 32s. Muuucchh better with par stability and disco effect. Countered par loss by turning lights up by 12%. Also, tried ebay auctions this weekend for Aqua SD and it was a success. Got quite a few pieces coming next week along with a BEAUTIFUL bubble tip. I will post pics of those when they arrive with a review. 1st time with Aqua SD but heard great things ab them.

See ya soon with update
 

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UPDATE

Well. Went from 0 corals to good 2 handfuls. Thanks to Aqua SD for great pickups in ebay auctions and to Corals Kingdom for thier few pieces as well. And the reefing journey begins, again. Let's see if I can have better success this time.
 

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