Originally Posted by poriceboy
OK, so here's the setup I'm thinking about.
40 gallon acrylic
That's fine. Beware that acrylic tanks scratch easily...other than that, they
I would go with a Won Pro Heat. Although they are a bit more expensive, IMO
they're worth it.
What type lighting did you have in mind? More to the point, what types of corals would you like to keep in this tank?
Beware of the possible problems you may encounter with these in the future. While I haven't had any problems with mine, many folks have had serious trouble with DSB
's after several years of operation. I'd do lots of research before adding one.
I'd go with about 60 lbs.
Decent skimmer (possibly the Berlin Classic)
Nothing wrong with the Classic...I'd stay away from the Turbos. I think you'd get better long term performance from an Aqua C Remora or, if you will have a sump, an Aqua C Urchin.
Would it be better to use a canister filter or a couple powerheads for water movement?
I'd go with the powerheads...probably 2-3 Maxi Jet 900's or 1200's. JMHO