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Old 10-28-2008, 01:00 PM   #1
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New 72 gallon Bow Front

Okay got the tank order so it will be about 3 to 4 weeks until i get it. Now its time to buy all the misc stuff to go with it. On my 1st purchase here are the things I am getting

Oce Sump Rfrdy Model 2

Super Skimmer with Needle Wheel Water Pump Up to 125 Gallon Tank

Mag Drive 9.5 Pump

Maxi-Jet 1200 Power Head 2 of these

is this what i need or any other recomendation would be great!!
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Also I need help on selecting a lights I want to use the T5 and have the moonlights to
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:10 PM   #2
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First Welcome to AA. Second read this link from our site on equipment needs. Third, What kind of tank is this going to be. I know SW but Fish only, Fish only with LR or a reef tank? This will help us to make a better educated guess. Again Welcome aboard.

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Hopefully it will be a Reef Tank but Will start out with LR and LS with fish
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:12 PM   #4
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You'll get alot of helpful info on this site. Welcome!

I have the same tank as you. I would highly suggest that you research various brands of skimmers. I also started out with the exact same skimmer and couldn't wait to get a different one.....and when I got that different one what a HUGE difference it made!

Also, fwiw I would go with a good t5ho lighting system. I started out with a cf fixture and in a few months I wished I had researched the lighting.....I would have saved money in the long run getting the t5ho lighting.

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I second msbeanctr skimmer advice. The skimmer you have picked out is a piece of garbage. Do a search on this forum for protein skimmer in general hardware or something and you will find a dozen threads talking about good brands of skimmers

I find that prepacked sumps like that are marked up at a premium price. You will probably save a lot of money and be much happier in the end if you do a little research and make it into a DIY project. It really isn't that hard.

The lights you need for your tank will depend on what kind of corals/anemone/clams you want to keep in your tank. anemone/clams/SPS corals will need much more light then most softies and LPS corals in general. Give us an idea of what you want to keep and people will be able to help you better with what kind of lights to get.
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Welcome to AA!

I'm currently in the process of setting up a 72 gallon bow Reef tank myself right now as well. Here's my thread, it may offer you some ideas or at least show you the route I've taken (good or bad - lol).
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:36 PM   #7
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I really dont know know what kind of corals i want to have I am new to the SaltWater world really dont think I am going to get any clams but the lights I was looking at are the Nova Extreme 4x54watt 48" fixture
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how about looking at 48 inch Current USA 6x54W Nova Extreme Pro T5HO 3-10k/3-460nm Actinics, 48in Units > 48in Units

I'm not suggesting you necessarily buy it from them (I think you could get a much better price).

I'm sure some of the lighting guru's will chime in here.
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I started out with the very same tank. In fact Nelian has it now and is working on setting it up. Check out his thread it has a lot of good information and some great pics of how he is putting things together.

I did a quick search and found the thread about the tank when I had it. It is mostly pics but you can get an idea of what a 72 Bow as a reef would look like

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I agree with the Nova extreme PRO. I have had both and the PRO is far better. It has rounded reflectors, two fans and sturdy legs, unlike the extreme. Save your money for the PRO. I like finnex titanium heaters, hydor koralia phs. Check ebay for the lighting system. I just got mine for $350 shipped.
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