Red Sea max s-500

Mcfc1971

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Hi all. I’m not new to marine, but am very new to Red Sea max tanks. Also I’ve never run with a sump before so I’m tot clueless as to where to start lol. The tank I purchased was filthy but a good price and no damage other than one or two bits missing that the seller failed to inform me about. My first question is, it didn’t come with a return main pump so has anyone got one for sale or can recommend an alternative that’ll fit. I have got a spare jecod dcp 2500 , would this be any good,and will it just retro-fit etc. It’s taken me some time to clean the back chamber, it was really encrusted in there. So I look forward to any kind input, and thanks for the opportunity to post in here. Regards Paul.
 
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Welcome let me run you threw your options;

Algae scrubber vs skimmer

A algae scubber uses nutrients to grow algae that will outcomplete or try to other algae. A skimmer will attempt to remove those nutrients before they are able decompose.

Filter socks vs Filter Fleece Roller

filter socks are great but are often annoying to clean and if I could change choose differently I would. Two options of filter rollers are A. Something you plumb out and back in like the Claris-Sea SK, B. Look into the Klir DI-4, you can slide it into the slot of a filter sock.

Refugium: a refugium is similar to a scrubber besides the fact it’s focus is on cultivating pods so if you are interested in a leopard wrasse or mandarin you may want to look into it
 
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