Thanks for all the replies so far. Sorry for the delay but I have been busy as of late--trying to find a job among other things!
I just bit the bullet and bought a 75 gallon drilled tank with overflow box/plumbing for 230 dollars (which is more than the non drilled of course but I am limited with room so I did not have space behind tank for overflow box) How was that for a price?
The tank will arrive friday, and I will then begin to build the stand. I am now working out the filtration method. I have a 55 gallon that I need to reseal (see this thread) tank resealing
which I will use as a sump so long as it doesnt blow out on me.
The issue now is the other filtration. I plan on eventually getting a skimmer, but I have heard it is not really necessary untill the tank is established. Is such the case?
The tank will be a reef tank with live rock and sand for biological filtration (berlin method), and I wanted to know if other mechanical filtration ie, a filter sock or floss is necessary--I am coming from FW
using aquaclear filters for years so I just want to know if I need these extras for SW
or the biological filtration will suffice. Does carbon have any place in SW