It's finally time! I need to upgrade my 125g reef to a larger tank. I've been tossing around the 180g vs a 210g but I think it will be the 180g. So much easier to get into and clean etc...
So far I bought a 6 foot by 2 foot black stand from an LFS
that is upgrading, got a super deal for $125!! The stand is a RJ one which retails for over $600! It has some cracked wood on the inside floor but thats' easy enough to cut out and replace. It's also 3 feet tall so it will give people a great view as you wont have to look down to admire it!
here she is, just waiting for me in the garage!
I also have a mag 18 brand new that I bought a year or two ago in anticipation of the eventual upgrade so the return pump should be done as well.
I have the 12 bulb nova extreme pro light fixture if my thoughts of getting led
's isnt do-able right away. That remains to be seen if I can swing that kinda $$ right away.
But onto the sump. I currently have an RS-200 from eshopps under my 125g. It is rated for a 200g tank so I could use it BUT I am thinking of getting a new regular ole Berlin sump. The rs-200 is a refugium sump and I will not be going with one for this build. I also HATE how the intake is with the filter socks, it takes rectangular bags which is a pain. lol I can jam a 7" round sock in there but it falls out and just stinks overall.
What do you guys think? Should I go for the new sump or make do with what I have? The same LFS
that sold me the stand has berlin sumps that are huge and were $375 retail that he will sell for $150 as they are used. ( he used his equipment for a year so it's all relatively new)
The only upside is that the skimmer section is huge, I mean HUGE and it is a bit bigger than the RS-200 that I currently have.
What should I do? Use the money for the sump or for other stuff? I was going to get the sump this week so let me know what y'all think!
Thanks everyone for reading! For those that don't know me I tend to ramble in my threads and they turn out pretty long so just bear with me.