Yes, I gutted the hood except for the fans and the timer. I left the supports that held the T5 reflector in place to help support them. I choose the Radions because the fans are on the side with the lights and the cord comes off the side. I also added an additional hood fan on each side of the hood since there was room for them. I felt with the fans being on the side with the lights blowing down and leaving the hood fans in, there was be better air circulation inside the hood. The hood fans come on 30 minutes before the Radions come on and go off 30 minutes after the Radions go off. They have been in about one year. No problems with them. They are running at 50% intensity.Looks great!!! Did you mount the Radions in the hood?
I both this one new. I had the 130D before and it was used. I sold it and was going to take a break, but my husband and son wouldn't let me because I had either fresh or saltwater tanks for over 20 years. They said that I would miss it and regret it.Your tank is looking great. I have been looking hard at the Red Sea products lately. I like the size of the RSM 250 but I've never seen one in person and no one locally carries any RSM tanks.
How does your blue dot do in there? I want one for my 130 but I'm worried I can't keep the water cold enough.