Hmmm.... Lots to ponder.
Thanks reefrunner69, mrrrkva, loganj and TheMadNucleus, for all the info you provided.
I am still a little hesitant about the closed loop idea. I'm a freshwater guy and this is my first SW
tank and I'm not familiar with all the plumbing do's and don'ts. It all makes sense but the complexity is a little overwhelming at this point. I want it to look nice as well as be functional.
I am leaning towards a 1200GPH return pump with 4 Maxi-Jet 1200s and a Red Sea Wavemaster. It is a cheaper initial setup and I can always upgrade to a closed loop in the future when I am more comfortable with the plumbing aspect of the project.
Thanks again guys.