Alright, so I've made my first "larger" tank purchase and went with the Deep Blue 75 gallon with the Series 1 stand. The stand isn't ideal, but I enjoy the look and it appears to have quite a bit more room than the Series 2 stand Deep Blue offers. The tank comes pre-drilled with a single 1" drain and a 3/4" return in a rather large (unfortunately) center overflow.
I'm currently in the process of gathering the equipment and my list is as follows:
30" Trigger Systems Crystal sump
BRS dual carbon and gfo
60 lbs Tropic Eden reef flakes aragonite sand
Mag 9.5 return pump
2 Ecoxotic 23" panorama pro modules
2- Vortech MP-40's
50 lbs BRS pukani dry rock
Possibly a bio-pellet reactor
So that's the basics of the system. I plan on taking my time on this one and doing it as close to "right" the first time as possible, but I know how that goes...
So my first set of questions is as follows:
Is the Mag 9.5 going to be too much flow for my system? It's rated with 950 gph
max and will be hard plumbed to run my carbon/gfo
reactor as well. I'm not attached to the mag drive, as it was a hand me down from a friend.
Second question, will 2 MP-40's be a bit much as well? I wasn't sure if 2 MP-10's would be enough...
I know this is just a basic plan set forth on this build, so any input on whether or not this rough draft looks good would be greatly appreciated!! This will be a slow build, so there is certainly time for adjustments.