Adrian's Red Sea Max E-260

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by adrian2120, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. adrian2120

    adrian2120 Guest

    Hello my names Adrian, quick background. I just moved here from San Diego. I am going to school at Academy of Art University getting my Masters in Photography. I am a Veteran, USMC for almost 5 years. Im 28 and Ive been keeping reef aquariums for over 16 years. Anything else you want to know just ask.

    My goal for this tank is to KISS so I went all out... The reason I went with this set up, is because its a complete system right out of the box and I know with school and trying to find a job I wont be able to devote a massive amount of time to the tank. Also I live in an apartment in SF so I didn't want to get to big and get told to take it down. (and no I didn't ask if I could have an aquarium, but it didn't say I couldn't in my rental agreement lol)

    Tank Red Sea Max E-260 (69 Gallons)
    Stand Red Sea
    Lights 2 AI Hydra HD 26
    Skimmer Red Sea Skimmer included in set
    Return Pumps What ever Red Sea included
    2 MP40's with battery back up
    Apex Controller 2.0
    PH probe
    Temp probe
    Salinity probe
    Ozone probe
    Apex Dosing pumps
    Apex Dosing Canisters
    ATO Tunze
    Salt Tropic Marin (switching to Red Sea Pro once it cycles)
  2. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    welcome - sounds like a nice setup. Are you on the ground floor? Otherwise I would check on how much weight your floor can handle. But 69 gallons shouldn't be a big deal.
  3. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    I got wooden floors with leveling issues. I went with 40 gallons + 20 gallon sump and I didnt want to go any bigger. The apartment im in said NO PETS! But they didnt care about the fish tank when they did their inspection just be safe about it.

    I think your KISS plan is great. Keep it simple and maintenance requirements low so you can enjoy the tank instead of dreading the maintenance.
  4. adrian2120

    adrian2120 Guest

    Thanks for the responses. I wish the page would let me upload my photos so far.
    I started a Photobucket so I can get the URL info and post the pics.
  5. adrian2120

    adrian2120 Guest

  6. adrian2120

    adrian2120 Guest

    RODI unit installed
    Time to start filling the tank








    Salt Check!

    Equipment that needs to be installed.

    460 SQFT apt.... Im standing on my bed with my back to the wall.
  7. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    What was your MOS? I was an 0341 infantry mortar man for 8 years.
  8. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    Nice looking good on the set up and nice equipment
  9. adrian2120

    adrian2120 Guest

    I was a 3043 supply admin. but I did deploy with EOD as support. that was a great time.

    Thanks 650-is350. once its all working i will be happy with the set up. setting everything up and getting it all online is annoying.
  10. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    Welcome I too am from socal. I live on the 3rd floor and had a 55 before I'll someday maybe have a 60 or 70 gal

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