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Old 08-18-2013, 11:25 PM   #1
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Tank help

Hi! I'm planning on starting a 50 gallon saltwater fowlr aquarium (eventually going to be a reef tank) and I need some advice on equipment. I'm planning on having:

2 power heads
Lighting and hood
Canister filter
Power filter
Heater
Protien skimmer
Air pump and air stones

Do you recommeded that I get anything else? Also, what brands do you recommend?
Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:30 PM   #2
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No need for air stones
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:41 PM   #3
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IMO a sump is better than those filters.
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What equipment is needed for a sump?
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What equipment is needed for a sump?
Traditionally:
A container(tank,bucket,etc...to serve as sump), overflow or drilled tank bulkheads(water drains down to sump), and a return pump(used to pump water up to display tank). Those are the bare esentials.
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And to extend what ezy said. You can ditch the canister and power filters and go with just the sump + skimmer.
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