Originally Posted by 10gal_nano
I'm going to use mostly base rock but a but about $500
Completely do-able. I planned my 55 based on a budget of $500, and it would have worked. Except I wanted a couple of pricier things.
Alright, so here is what I would do.
Lighting: Tao Panel. Cheap, good, perfect. $120
Flow: Jebao WP-10 or 25. You can get 25's cheaper then 10's on amazon. $50 second hand, $60 new.
Skimmer: Reef Octopus HOB
: bh-100 = $139.99
Rock: Marco Rocks or Reef Rocks: 40lbs = $80, you can pry do 30lbs =$60 if you are upgrading the 10 to the 44 and not keeping it.
Sand: $8 a 10lb bag down here. = $32
-70 or AC
-110= I think you already have one. Unless you want to go sump, someone is pry better then me.
Heater- 200watt = $76
I think I'm not missing anything...
I don't really like that footprint, its your opinion though. I've read it limits fish too, sorry.