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Old 09-15-2015, 06:22 PM   #1
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Getting a new system

Considering getting a new saltwater system when I move. I currently have a 75g glass FOWLR. I would like to go bigger obviously and wanted to see if it was a good idea to use my 75g as the sump of a brand new system. My LFS will build. What display tank size do you think I can go with by using a 75g sump? Any aproximate cost or such a system? I live in NYC so expect quite a large upcharge on everything here anyways.
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Pick your display. If the components you intend to keep are of a large diameter, you'll need a sump with a large footprint. A sump is only a remote container of water that you would keep things in you don't want to show in the display. For example, if you wanted a thousand gallon tank, and wanted this skimmer-

I'd say the 75 isn't going to cut it. If you wanted a 180 gallon, you would have many options for skimmers that would fit in a partitioned off 75.
The cost can vary greatly. It all depends on components you decide on. For example, lighting for a 180 could cost you 300 total, or 3000 total.....both will do a good job at lighting your tank, but one had a better name and perhaps more bells and whistles than the other.
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