Some of you know I found this 75 gallon on CL
for really cheap and it was running SW
. Well I was turning it back to FW
, but now, after 3 months I can not come up with any ideas of what to do with it FW
wise. But I have found a lot of SW
fish I would like and been reading non stop every free min for 3 weeks now.
So I think Im going to take the Dive into the SW
world. But I have a few questions I rather ask real people instead of something that was just wrote and posted on the net.
The tank(what I have atm)
75 Gallon Glass, with a 780gph Overflow box, Single Drain and return
I have a Wet/dry Sump. Ive read that a Wet/dry is not so well for a Reef Tank?
And the real Gem of this 250 dollar find...
a Coralife Lighting System, Im not 110% of the model number. but I think it is this one
Coralife Aqualight Pro, HQI MH Lamp + PC + Lunar LED,
It looks just like that one and has the same lights. Which I was going to set up to run FW
plant lights but now I figure it would be one heck of a waste not to use it for corals.
So heres what Im wondering. Whats left?
Should I turn the sump into a Refuge? or leave it Wet/dry(the lady I bought it from used it on her Reef System)
I know I need a protein skimmer, Im thinking the Reef Octopus 6" Pinwheel in Sump 150 gallon Skimmer(it should fit, I will Measure before buying and what not)
power heads, Im thinking 2 Hydor Koralia Evolution Circulation Pump/Powerhead in the tank( I dont have 400+ bucks to spend on the Ecotechs)
I need a new Sump pump as the one that came wit hthe tank She said had a loose wire that could be fixed, but Im not taking the chance, new one is ordered
System Which Im thinking the Reef System 75g a day one.
Do I/Should I, be looking at a Phosphate Reactor? Ive read some people say under 120g they wont work, Others say you can run them on any tank. Kind of confused on this part.
At 1st it will be a FOWLR
system with sooner or later adding Corals, I really like some of the LPS
, Zoos, and Zoa's
As far as fish, Im thinking Gobies, a Black and white Clown, Pretty much reef safe fish
Thanks ahead of time for any help on this, I feel more lost than ever after reading more and more about setting up this tank.