The Ehein 2026 is only 172 GPH
(max output) and the Powersweep 214 is 160 GPH
. Even for an FO
tank this is quite low. I would add at least one Maji-jet 1200 preferabley 2 or another Powersweep but a 228 (again, preferabley 2). Water flow is very important for a marine tank no matter what you keep. The lowest I would ever suggest is 10x the tank volume. Double if keeping corals (depending on species).
I would also suggest you consider sand over CC
. The fish you will be keeping are quite messy eaters as pointed out by darb2
and the sand will make it much easier to keep the water quality specs in line. CC
traps wastes, sand does not. As far as the skimmer goes, you don't need one but it will definately cut down on water change maintenace. For the 75 gal
, the Aqua C Pro would be the better choice. If cost is going to make the desicion, then don't get one. There aren't any that do a decent job.