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Old 10-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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93 gallon cube equipment sugestions.

Ok everybody, I could use some help here. I got started two and a half years ago with a 29 gallon nano cube and have learned a lot. I am ready to move on and use what I learned. I have my sights set on a 93 gallon cube ( marineland) . Any lighting / skimmer/ sump suggestions?
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Sump or no sump?
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I would love to led lighting if possible for power heat reasons. Since my first tank was a plug and play model i haven't had a lot of experience in equipment choices. Want a solid set up that will allow me to keep a broad spectrum of corals/ clams.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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Sump, with refugium
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Any help would be great, I want to plan this tank to have as few hiccups as possible. As I learned over the last couple years with trial and error it can get quite expensive. : )
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:14 PM   #6
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You should take as long as possible to complete this project. Everyone will have different opinions on equipment, but I like to focus on the bad reviews of everything I buy more than the good reviews.

After my research, I like the reef octopus skimmers. If you can afford better skimmers, then buy a more expensive one.

Grow chaeto if you want a simple refugium or you could build an algae turf scrubber.

Also I love diy led lighting. Best bang for your buck.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:19 PM   #7
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The chaeto is the reason I want a refuge. In the beginning it was all that save me from algae problems. I tried everything. Filled a column in the back with cheato, added a light, problem solved. I was sold at that point.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:22 PM   #8
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This forum kinda sucks.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:44 PM   #9
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I have the same 93 gallon cube, love it. I am running a trickle sump with bio balls and a protein skimmer. It does a great job. I do have a lot of live rock and sand. Good luck. I have the 93 set up as aggressive 30 in snowflake eel, Koran angel, fox face, Niger trigger and a few damsels. I am setting up a 65 now.
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I don't know anything about sumps, but I have Kessil LED light in ocean blue, my coral and anemone love it. I have an Aqua C Remora S skimmer, it hob and works great-very quiet, skims about a cup of stuff every 2 days or so.
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