Two weeks ago I started a 28 gal
nano and things are going great and I am loving it.
As luck would have it, my aquarium store was having a big anniversary sale and I won the drawing for a 75 gal
tank setup. The package came with the tank, stand, Deep Blue Solarmax HE 248 light (which they said was sufficient for salt water but I could add a second if I got into higher end corals), Deep Blue 300w heater and a Deep Blue Clarity plus in tank subermersible uv
sterilizer. I definately have the saltwater bug and want to set up this new one but the need to minimize costs as this was totally unexpected. I am pretty sure I want a sump system but know very little about setting one up. I know I can get all the equipment at my aquarium store but will pay a premium. I just don't want to be rude and take up their time telling me what I need and then go buy it online because it is cheaper.
I know I need live rock, sand, and water which I will buy at my aquarium store. I know I need a sump, protein skimmer, and overflow box. What brand / size should I get of each that is cost effective and simple enough for a saltwater novice? What else do I need?
Thank you in advance for the advice.