Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 02-22-2010, 03:29 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Hamilton, Ontario Canada
Posts: 14
Suggestions on starting over - Reef Tank

I have started several threads over the last few months on different topics. Now I need some advice.

Currently I have a 110 g tank(48"x18"x30"),Fluval FX5 canister filter, 2-K4's and 2-Aqua Clear 50's and Sea-clone 150 protein skimmer and turbo twist UV sterilizer.

I have taken most everyones advice that I need to go to a sump/ref instead of the canister. So what I would like to know from experienced hobbyists is what should I be looking for in new equipment that is not going to break the bank. The are so many opinions on what I sould do I am very confused.

Thanks for your help

sandmann2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2010, 03:59 PM   #2
Thanx but no.....

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,333
1) Used tank and acrylic pieces from Lowes/HD/some other provider.. Make your own sump
2) Octopus skimmer (prob 150)
3) Mag-whatever return pump (probably 9.5)
4) HOB overflow box w/ 1" drain

Look on Craigslist, ReefCentral (if you have the proper post count ), etc for used equipment.

BTW: Nothing wrong with running that canister toooo

CaptainAhab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2010, 03:59 PM   #3
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 37,888
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sumps, Part I by Greg Taylor - Reefkeeping.com

Parts 2 and 3 are at the end of that link.
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote

reef, reef tank, starting, suggestions, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starting a new freshwater tank need suggestions Azazel Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 2 08-18-2009 05:05 PM
starting new reef tank rtclaus General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 10-01-2007 10:29 AM
Starting an Earth-eater tank, suggestions wanted JDogg Cichlid Discussion 7 07-02-2007 10:18 PM
would like suggestions starting my first plant tank boggerscott Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 9 12-09-2006 11:07 PM
Starting reef tank tuwhada Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 08-03-2004 11:39 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.