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Old 03-29-2013, 01:19 PM   #31
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Why run 2 100watt heaters if a may ask?
I run 2 underpowered heaters so that if one gets stuck on, it won't cook the tank. Also if one gets stuck off, the tank won't cool down enough that it would be a problem.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:33 PM   #32
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I run 2 underpowered heaters so that if one gets stuck on, it won't cook the tank. Also if one gets stuck off, the tank won't cool down enough that it would be a problem.
Very smart thinking.

Also I believe the ph should be 30-50x the gallons In the tank. For a 75 would 3300 be ok? It's above 40x the tank size.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #33
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Very smart thinking.

Also I believe the ph should be 30-50x the gallons In the tank. For a 75 would 3300 be ok? It's above 40x the tank size.
I think you would be ok. I'm at about 3200 gph according to Ecotech Marine's flow calculator with a MP40 and MP10 dialed at about 50% power. If its too much, and you don't have a variable speed powerhead, you can pull one out or downsize one pump and use the extra for mixing salt.
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I have two heaters as well. Its good just incase one decides to kick the bucket. Plus having two minimizes the work of the other heater.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:07 PM   #35
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First off thanks to everyone that's put their knowledge into the conversation.

My calculation for my 3300gph is with using to power head and doesn't include the skimmer and return pump. And now seeing the reasoning for two smaller heaters then one big one I will going with two smaller ones!

I think with everything on the list u can prolly start up my first tank for around $1700! Sound about right?
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:43 PM   #36
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You can do it cheaper than that! All depends on what you have your mind set on for equipment.
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You can do it cheaper than that! All depends on what you have your mind set on for equipment.
Here is the parts list I have so far:

75gal corner flo tank =$275
Reef octopus skimmer =$245
Ruby 36 sump =$309
Rodi filter =$219
Koralia magnum 5 (x2) =$158
Eheim 1250 return pump =$140
Taotronic led light (x2) =$190
Eheim jäger 100watt heater (x2) =$52


I would like to stick with new parts due to the fact I don't wanna be nickel and dimed through out the whole process. If anyone has any changes I should make to my list please let me know. Thanks for your time!
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Oh and a DIY stand and canopy!
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I just got a 75 gallon corner flo tank and marineland tidepool 2 sump and marineland 1200 gph return pump and stand all for 350 sounds like you have a similar setup in mind
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Here is the parts list I have so far:

75gal corner flo tank =$275
Reef octopus skimmer =$245
Ruby 36 sump =$309
Rodi filter =$219
Koralia magnum 5 (x2) =$158
Eheim 1250 return pump =$140
Taotronic led light (x2) =$190
Eheim jäger 100watt heater (x2) =$52

I would like to stick with new parts due to the fact I don't wanna be nickel and dimed through out the whole process. If anyone has any changes I should make to my list please let me know. Thanks for your time!
You can shave some money with this RODI unit:

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-4-...tem-75gpd.html

I have this one and its great! Produces more than enough water for my 75 and 34.

Other than that, your list looks good!

Take a look at these powerheads:

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/tunze-...ream-6045.html

Just my opinion, but I've owned both Hydor and Tunze powerheads and I lean towards the Tunze models. They have way better directional control in my experience. 2 of these would be a great start for your tank, and you could always add 1 more down the road if you decide to go the SPS route.
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