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Old 09-03-2009, 02:44 AM   #1
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Hi Im just starting my 300 gallon reef aquarium (96x24x30) with a 38 stand and 12 canopy. Lighting consists of 2 250w MHs and 4 96w PCs retros for right now I want to add T5 HO lights also. Trapezoid overflow with 4 returns, a sequence hammerhead external pump, the plumbing is 2 PVC, and right now one Tunze powerhead circulating water around. I have a 3 sandbed with around 400 lbs of live rock in the tank, about 100 lbs In the 120 gallon sump and 30 lbs in the 50 gallon refugium. Still looking for a good protein skimmer narrowed it down to ASM G5, or Octopus extreme 300. I have a 1HP corallife chiller that seems to do the job. The tank is still in the process of cycling running for about 3 days now, so no livestock yet.
Trying to take my time and do it right everything I read about the hobby points to rushing as the number one failure. So Im going to try and be patient , but Im starting to see its hard to do so.
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Welcome to AA! Big project you got going on there, Good Luck!
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Welcome to AA! Seems like you've done your research!
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The main thing with reefers is patiences....What, no pictures yet............just kidding
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Welcome to AA! Be sure to take lots of pictures. You will be amazed when you look back at the progress you have made. Something to look back at when you dont think you are getting anywhere.....
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