Well, without any info on what you want to do with the tank, here is what I would do if I was starting a 50G reef tank with primarily SPS
corals. I am also assuming that the tank is similar in dimension to a 55G long.
Filter: 150 lbs LR
, and a 25-50G sump/fuge combo
Skimmer: Remora Pro or EV-120
Heater: 2X100w Visitherms
Rock: 150lbs LR
sand: 1-2" sandbed in display, 4-6" DSB
Lights: 2X250W MH
w/2X96 - 110W VHO
, T-5, PC
(pick your poison)
pumps: Toss a mag 9.5 in your sump to return water
four maxijet 1200s and a redsea wavemater pro, or a tunze stream pump with controller.
overflow: pickup a 800GHP CPR overflow
Here's to swimmin with bowlegged women.
Reef with 30G Sump/Fuge Combo
-30G LTAnemonarium with mated porcelain crabs, 10 sexy shrimp, and 2 pink skunks all tied into the other 135G in my system.