Hey everyone! I posted this on Reef Central also but I'd love to get input from the experts here
I need to create a full list of equipment for my planned SPS
tank. I honestly don't know nearly enough to properly plan this and really appreciate any input. I'll try to get everything set up in this 1 thread and keep it updated. I'll be taking pictures of everything along the way For pictures of my current setup (most of which will be moving into the new tank, see www.pbase.com/guod/aquarium
I am ordering from Miracles and I think they can pretty much do anything
48" long, 24" wide, 30" tall, Eurobraced.
Peninsula style. 2 long, 1 short are starphire.
Overflow setup. Either internal/external, I know nothing. I need to measure for sure to see that I can fit an external down the stairs. Probably will need to stick to internal.
Sump. I know nothing about sumps and just want to copy a good design that will fit under my tank nicely. I also need to know about all related equipment. (size/bulkheads(??)/MAG return pumps or something?)
Stand - Should I have it cover the bottom 4" of sand? Should I get it made a bit higher so it's easy to see at standing? I'm ~6'
~100 lbs of base rock
~25 lbs of live rock (may add a bit more)
~Heavy stocking of easier maintenance fish
, some other stuff
Outer Orbit HQI 250 T5HO (2x250HQI MH
, 4x54W T5 Actinic)
Aquaclear 300w heater x 2
Coralife Super Skimmer 220 (to be replaced)
Seio 820 x 2 (to be replaced)
A real Super Skimmer (heavy stocking + SPS
Wavemaker - I LOVE the effect where fish swim for a second, and then appear to be pulled back. Want this effect ) -- Assuming Tunze 6100x2 + controller or something
Thanks a lot!! I really look forward to getting this set up!!