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Old 03-20-2007, 09:24 PM   #1
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150 gallon tank equipment

So I bought a 150 gallon tank and had it drilled for 2 over flows. It will have probably 30 gallon, possibly bigger (55ish) sump/fuge.

So until I set it up this aug, I need to pick up some equipment.

First things Im looking at are:

1) a RO/DI unit. Not really sure about this item. What should I consider?
2) a skimmer. I have a coralife superskimmer on my 30gal right now, and it works fine, but is there a better brand for a 150+gal rated skimmer?
3) return pump. what brand/GPH should I be looking at?
3) power heads. I know tunze makes good ones, what size/type thought? And is there a possible consideration for a cheeper brand that will do waves and stuff like that?



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Old 03-20-2007, 09:33 PM   #2
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1. You can get a nice 110GPD RO/DI from filterdirect on ebay for cheap.
2. Check out the AquaC EV or EuroReef RS ( I have the euro reef and im very happy with it ).
3. That depends on your overflows. For brands check out MagDrive, I havent had any problems with mine.
4. If you want waves a DIY closed loop with a SCWD is about as cheap as it gets. Otherwise check out Hydor and SEIO pumps.

MarineDepot.com, drfosterssmith.com, theres a few im sure I forgot.
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Good suggestions! As for additional flow check out this pump http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=TZ1211

I have one of these on my tank and have a second one on the way. I also use the SCWD on a closed loop for my tank. This little pump moves 660gph and uses only 7watts of power. It creates a nice wide flow pattern and my corals and fish love it!
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1. ok good deal on the ebay idea.
2. My lfs has a euroreef for $150 used. Should I pick that up?
3. I have 2 either 1 or 1.25 inch bulkeads (it was 1.5inch holes drilled) in the back and they will have elbow overflows.
4. what is SCWD?
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Do you know what size bulkhead for sure? Because 1.25 flows a little over 100GPH more than 1" bulkheads at the water column hight I am guessing, they are drilled at the top? Or at the bottom for use with an overflow box.

I would check out the ER and make sure it works, what model? SCWD is a wavemaker.
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