Alright. I'm looking at a 90 gallon tank. ThatPetPlace has a 48x18x25 90gal rectangle tank for $337.99 from Oceanic. They also have a bowfront 90gal for $608.99. A bit expensive for the bowfront, so will likely just stick with the rectangular one. (If in the case that I did have enough money for the bow, I'd just buy a 120gal anyways
Haven't been able to scope out a LFS
in a while, so not sure about the prices around here. There are some awfully nice stores in the naperville/chicago area though.
Want to do a LR
-Skimmer-Bubble Trap-Pump style sump. Will probably do a 30 or 40 gallon sump, depending on how much room I have. Will I need anything else to help maintain the reef in here? Calcium reactor or anything else like that?
For heaters, I'm really really worried about a glass one exploding in the tank. I've heard many'a horror stories about how all of the fish got stressed, and died, and then the reef turned some weird color and died. What's the chances of that happening? If the chances are high enough, I would definately shell out the extra money for titanium heaters.
Lights I like. Lights are expensive. Lighte break me
lights seem to use less electricity than MH
lights though, so they're worth it to me. This Kit
is the one that I'm looking at for mounting the lights under the hood. Any tank that I'm going to get will be 48" long anyways. Will 4 55W bulbs be enough though, or should I get two fixtures? Was thinking about putting 50/50 bulbs in there (Blue/white), or should I go just 10,000k? Will I need night lights.
I'm thinking about putting some way in order to put little currents in the tank to make it more realistic. Is it worth getting special current equipmnt, or does it provide no benefit?