Wow... all this is great info.
I got a sweet deal on a 150H with stand, I didn't want to start that big, but I have years of freshwater experience. Lots of big tanks and extensive collections, so it's just time to take the plunge.
So I'm going reef. I live on the beach and my living room is screaming for nice big reef tank.
I question the stand it came with though... am I right to have this instinct? We're talking close to 2,000lbs. when it's all said an done. And it's a simple wood cabinet... I'm going to reinforce just to be on the safe-side.
So anyway, going reef. Bought the tank and stand last week.
Got an Oceanic Model 3 sump. Real nice.
Just picked up 2 Mag 950s. New in box. $105 for both on E-bay. good deal.
I guess since I'm here, I should ask what size (and brand) skimmer to get. My buddy has had 2 125s going without issue for 12 years now and he runs a Red Sea on his. Thoughts?
And should I be running the same size pump on the skimmer as I am on the return? Geez guys.. everytime I ask a question 10 more pop into my head... maybe I should have gotten into Dungeons and Drangons LOL