I've been mentioning this upcoming build here and there and figured now was the time to make my build thread.
What I have in mind is a full reef with SPS
and tons of tiny little micro fish. I've been ordering parts here and there over the last 2 months and finally went down to the LFS
to put a deposit on the tank. I got the deep blue 24 X 24 X24 cube with built in overflow and the matching series 1 stand.
So let me run these ideas by everyone...
Return Pump is a mag7.- Good enough? I plan on using a ball valve just in case.
Already got my LED
fixture, 3 watts each for a total of 120 watts. I hooked the light up over my 20g for now and it's really nice and I'm pretty sure it will be enough coverage. I also got the brackets that get screwed into the back of the cabinet and will suspend the LED
I'm going to order my sand from that reefrocks place, I'm figuring 80lbs? Not planning on having a deep sand bed so I guessed that would be enough lol
I'm going with a 100watt aqueon heater, probably wont ever go on since I live in Florida but I wanted one just in case. I plan on one MP10 for circulation but will use the 425's from the 20g for a couple weeks probably. And I have on order a JBJ ATO.
Now comes the stuff I would like input on. Sump. The inside dimensions are 23 X 23 so i can't use a 20g tank and I cant use a regular eshopps sump cause they are 24" and up. I also only have 27" of room top to bottom so I have to find a skimmer that isn't too tall so i can't empty the cup out when needed. lol
That's all I got for now, but count on a ton of questions from me. This is gonna be a great build.
Thanks everyone for reading thru this long post. Please throw some ideas at me. Equipment, skimmer, gadgets, fish....Anything you want. I'm open to suggestions of any kind.