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Old 08-23-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Finally I'm starting

Okay so 1 month ago I scored a 125 gallon long from craigslist. I'm going to need all the input I can get. This will be a slow build since I'm expecting my 2nd little one in november.... so on to what I have Besides the 125 long whcih came with a beat up stand, I have a used Red Sea triple pass skimmer, 2 submersible pumps which I believe are mag 9.5's and what looks like an Amiracle sump with bio balls. I've been thinking about building a larger sump myself, what do y'all think? Also I'm not familiar with Red Sea skimmers, should I upgrade? I know, I know a ton of questions but I want to build this right, and I don't mind taking my time to do so!

Finally I have on order from BRS a Tunze ato unit, a refractometer, and a 4 stage RO/di unit. Chime in everybody! What do y'all think of what I have so far? My ultimate aim is to have a full on reef, with as many types of corals as I can fit in. The corals are the true focus, the fish the highlight! Any and all help will be appreciated seeing as how this is my first saltwater tank! Sorry for the long story can't wait to hear from everyone!
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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Oh I forgot lol, for whatever it's worth the tank is NOT pre-drilled. I don't have a problem drilling it as long as it's not tempered glass, at least for a drain. Also I just recieved my power heads! 2 wp-40's based on some excellent advice and knowledge from this site!
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Since no one seems to care I'll use this to track my progress. Order came in now to start the sump!
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:58 PM   #4
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O didn't see you mention any light. Did you have them or what are you planning to use?
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No don't gave any lights. Was thinking of taotronics LEDs. What do you use?
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:14 PM   #6
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I use two LED's like the ones like you were talking about other than they have built in timers. In my build thread you will see how I built my sump using a 40g breeder. Ad well a the lights with a link to them.
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Can you set up a thread to your build. I'd like to order the lights this week if possible.
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I have one it is called on an upgrade
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You should be able to click on my name then click on threads started by user
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Cool I will do that! How long have you had your lights? Any issues?
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