Putting system together next week. Here's the list:
Tank- Glass, 48x24x24 (120), pre-drilled for 2 overflows, with overflows, black trim.
Stand- Pine. Part of package. I might make one later.
Refugium- forgot brand, but about 30 gallons. Could've made one but I'm already making too many things in my shop now.
Lights- Coralife Aqualight Pro (2x150 MH
, 2x96 PC
, 3 lunar)
Skimmer- Coralife Super Skimmer (220)
Pump- Supreme Classic Model 12
Top- Glass. No canopy.
Overflow kits- forgot what they were.
Circulators- 2 x HydroKoralia 4
I'll start with sculpted BR/LR
on a bed of aragonite (sp?). Plan is to drill BR/LR
and insert 316 stainless rod to shape rocks. I'd like to form canopy levels which double as shelters for low-light fish and as platforms for high-light corals. I'm hoping the stainless rod won't contribute to any metal leeching, but 316 is supposed to be pretty stable in saltwater. Not sure what to put in as far as salt, chems, bios to start with but I'm still searching on here for the next steps. I'll throw in a few dinner shrimp to get the nitrogen cycle started. We'll use the rest of the shrimp for my shrimp fettucini alfredo (it's really good). I'm also not sure about test kits, hygrometers, and such. Also need a heater and would like it in the refugium rather than the tank. Good heater advice would be appreciated too. I'm being patient about stocking, so I haven't even considered buying critters yet. I'll post pics when I get the first batch of goodies. Once it's all here, I'll be able to develop a shopping list for plumbing.