Originally Posted by not_again
Im buying a 125gallon tank Saturday and need help with a list of inexpensive items ill need for a reef tank. I want to go with a 40 gallon sump and later on down the road use my 65 gallon as a sump. Im just looking for ideas as in. lighting, pumps, how much sand I'd need for 4 inches on bottom, and skimmers. Also would it be possible to use an aqua clear 110 in my sump as a skimmer if I cut the tube and make it shorter? Will 2 aqueon acp 950's work enough for the flow? Can I run hoses over the back of the tank if its tempered or should I skip the sump process and use hobs like ive been doing with my 65 gallon?
Im in dire need of help since im upgrading to almost double the size I have now and ive never used a sump.
I am in the middle of doing a 135g build. Mine is acrylic with an overflow. I made a custom 45g sump from old acrylic. I have a bubble magus nac6 protein skimmer 1800gph mag drive return pump 2 4x8 filter socks. 2 dimmable full spectrum 120w led
unit. I am going with filter sand to make up a base. Prob around 120lbs + And some reg sand. As far as rock. I have so that I picked up off a beach in Florida. I not using any PVC
. In using the flex pipe. Les restriction on your return pump. The elbows in the PVC
make the gph
go down a lot. Sorry a talked about my tank but thought it could help. Mabe well help each other. Lol.