Originally Posted by stephen86
Sump is 3ft x 1.5ft x 1.5 ft. External filter is a jbl cristalprofi e900 also av vecton 600 uv
on tank too. Would like to have live rock with corals and fish
That's a decent sump for a 135-140 gal
tank. You're going to have a sweet setup once it's all done.
I would loose the canister filter and get a return pump. A mag12 or 18 will probably be needed. Is your tank drilled? If it came with a canister filter it might not be. I would drill it if you can. Otherwise you'll need an overflow.
In the sump you will need a protein skimmer to fit in the first section of the sump.
Lights will be determined by what you put in the tank. Corals and coral friendly fish, or some of the cool fish that aren't so coral friendly.
I would loose the uv
filter too. They only kill bacteria in the water column and the health of our tanks depends on a healthy bacteria population.