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Old 07-20-2008, 12:40 AM   #1
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lets do second tank!!!!!!!!!

Hello everybody!!!!Just so you know i post today diffrend thread on <general hardware>.So please do not think im crazy and just spending time here like there is nothing elseIhave 90 gal tank<you can see it on tank show case>I shoukd put some new pictures because the ones are there are old.The tank is more beautifull right now.I spend a lot of money on that tank i let the lfs do everything.I know i overpaid but that is to late to be sorry.Plus that hobby is really expansive in illinois i think.Anyway i got-90.gal tank<predrilled>two external pomps<1-filtration.2 circulation>skimmer,chiller,UV sterylizer<both in line>40.gal sump,drain walve.They put toghter everything ,all plumbing.I know i overpaid<total 3.500 bucs> But im happy becase it looks so great.Well since then i learn so much thanks to you guys.Problem is i got for free 125 gal.tank with the stand.I want to make saltwater fish with live rock only.What is the cheapest way to do it?I know i need a good skimmer that for sure,maybe a UV too.Insted of chiller some cheap desk fans.But what about filter?Can i do it without sump just hang on back filter?You think that would work?Please if you have any ideas help me!!!!!For circulation maybe two maxi jets?Thanks for all yours suggestions.

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the cheapest way to do it is to purchase good quality used components from "for sale" sections on forums like this one.
i'd purchase a skimmer rated for 200 gallons or so.
i'd skip the UV sterilizer for now. some swear by them, but i've never had a use for one.
you shouldn't have a problem with heat, because this is a fish only tank. you're not going to need powerful lighting over it.

it's possible to run a FOWLR with a cannister filter, or some hang on contraption, but i'd much rather a sump with refugium. if you go with mechanical filtration, clean it regularly.

for circulation, you'll need more than 2 MJ's. maybe a couple MJ's with sure-flo mods, or koralias.

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I agree with Mr.X. The sump with a refugium will help you avoid algae issues. As for flow 2 Maxi jets just isn't going to do it in a 125. I would step up to some Koralia 4s they would give you the flow you are looking for.
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On that size tank I would go with a sump or refuge also. You`ll be much better off. If you have enough LR with a skimmer you wont need external filter. Just need some PH`s to push the flow around.
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