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Old 08-10-2006, 10:32 AM   #1
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I just bought a 125 gal. tank. NEED HELP SETING UP!

Hi, New member as of today. Just bought a 125 gal. reef ready tank w/ 2 overflow boxex each with 1.5 and 1.75 pre drilled holes. I am planing on a FOWLR system and need to purchase all the Systems for the tank. This is my first venture into salt water after many years of fresh. Here is what I am thinking of buying. . 1 aqua c protien skimmer, 1 wet/dry bio filter, 2 heaters ,2 sea swirl wave makers, What size sump do I need? What kind of pump will I need? GPH? Do I need some sort of mechanical filter as well? Lastly what order do all the components connect?

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Please do not cycle with live fish.

I have a FOWLR, I won't be able to help you on the skimmer. I use two of these for mine:
A little bit cheaper than the sea swirls. You are going for FOWLR, right, not reef? If that is the case, if you have 1.5-2 LBS of LR per gallon, you won't really need a filter. I use my filter for extra water movement.
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