Red Sea Max 130D or JBJ 30g Rimless?

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  1. Flying Turkey

    Flying Turkey Astrea Snail

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    I've found a brand new 130D for sale on-line for $796.

    I was considering a JBJ 30g RL and picking up an LED light for it.

    Now I'm confused. What would you do?
     
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  3. Flying Turkey

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    I have a 130D and although it is not a bad tank I would go the jbj.. But to throw something else at you look at Innovative Nuvo also. They have a 30 and a 38, my wife has a 38.

    Good luck
     
  7. BrianJ

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    Love my Nuvo 30, but their lights are only good for softies.
     
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    I agree that is why we got the tank without lights and bought a kessil 350W which is nice but we are going to Test a EverGrow IT2040.

    I have got to the point where I only buy the tanks and build around it as you are usually going to change out parts so why waste the money.

    The 130D I changed out the protein skimmer and lights so to buy the unit for $800.00 is crazy as you will end up purchasing new parts.
     
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    I agree with Chris.
     
  11. Flying Turkey

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    Thanks for the replies!

    Right now I'm considering the IM Nuvo 38, the JBJ 30 RL, the JBJ 45 RL, and to throw myself a curve ball I found this really nice system from SC Aquariums...

    50 Gal STARFIRE System - SC Aquariums

    50g rimless cube Tank, stand, sump, protein skimmer, and return pump for $599 +$200 shipping. And add in a $50 rebate and a free refugium light.

    Now I'm really confused!
     
  12. chris adams

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    ha ha ya always a tough choice what direction to go. Don't know anything about the SC Aquariums.

    Good luck