I just ordered 80lbs of sand from reefrock.com.
Just need a sump, skimmer and the vortech. I even have all the plumbing parts for it including ball valves and check valves. I think I'm going to amke my own sump, well I think so. lol I moved my sick cichlid from the 10g he was in and moved him to a new 25g so I have a 10g tank already for the sump. Then I'll need a filter sock mount, silicone and some cutting boards (tip from MrX) to make my walls in the sump.
I also just ordered the jbj ato tonight so thats another thing outta the way.
I'm really needing some help with this sump and skimmer decisions. The only premade sump i can find that can fit is the eshopps RS75 which would give me a 10 X 10 spot for my skimmer. BUT any decent skimmer is too big. I've also heard that the return pump compartment isnt really that big, i need to make sure my mag 7 will fit. If i make my own sump I can do it custom and have enough room for a skimmer,
ALSO, i have no idea what kind of skimmer to get. LOL I'm not used to these small tanks lol, so i was figuring getting a skimmer rated for 125g. I can also just take the skimmer out of my 125g and use it here in the 60g adn get a new monster skimmer for the 125g.
Help? LOL ANything you guys can offer input on, please share, either the skimmer, sump or return pump I need help on.