I have set up my 40g as a reef. It has about 40lbs of live rock and 30lbs of sand. Its been running for about 4 months. Mainly SPS
Lighting: Coralife 4x24w t5ho with ATI bulbs its not as long as the tank but it lights the area where corals are just fine and is just temporary till I move and put my LEDs over the tank. Or I may put a 250Watt MH
over it. We will see later.
Power Head: MP10 ES
Over Flow: CRP Overflow box (Picked it up basicly for free from the LFS
Return Pump to Tank: Mag 5
Return to Fuge: Maxijet
Sump/Fuge: I run 2x 14g RubberMaids 1 as sump 1as fuge. I just use a gravity feed to drain the fuge.
Skimmer: Reef octopus bh1000
Heaters: 2x Fluval heaters
I put a 3" sand bed in the fuge and am working on getting another inch of sand for a DSB
. I will be adding chaeto when I can get my hands on some. My fuge has rather slow flow going through it and will be running a light on it.
I am getting a Reef Keeper Lite Plus for Xmass so i will be running everything off that. Sumps costs was about 35$ that includes the PVC
, 14g Tubs, Builkhead, and brackets. The rest of the equipment I already had.
Cord mess is being tackled in about 15mins lol
sorry about how cloudy it is I just set up the fuge and the sand was a bit mercy.
Heres the whole system i just did all the pluming today.