I'm in the process of setting up a 75-gallon FOWLR
tank, and I'm feeling really overwhelmed by all of the equipment options. My LFS
wants to set me up with an ASM G-1 skimmer ($255) and an complete Oceanic Model 1 sump kit ($257--probably I can get a 10% or so discount on these prices.) I'm having a hard time finding much info on these brands . . . I see that ASM is the budget offspring of EuroReef, and that I can get a EuroReef ES5-3 (which seems to be the comparable model) from Captivereefs.com for $10 more. The Oceanic sump I'm having no luck at all on! I'm not clear what's included in the various sumps (what extras have to be bought, etc). Does anyone have any comments on this particular combination--or suggestions for a better one? Are there "gold standard" brands that I can compare against? Any help greatly appreciated!