To answer to previous question, the tank isn't set up yet. So, I don't have the answer to the number of lines coming from the tank yet. I'm trying to learn from previous mistakes and get advice ahead of time. I just ordered some live rock. I have some base rock coming. It will be a few weeks since budget has to be the boss, like everything these days. Hubby didn't stroke out - just rolled his eyes and heaved a big sigh. I think he's given up.
I'll start shopping for a Mag 9.5 or 12. I have a smaller Mag that I use for mixing saltwater that will do to keep the liverock going until I figure out what I'm doing.
I also need to order the overflow system from lifereef.com since it's a used (4 months old) acrylic tank that needs a HOB
overflow box. After spending days reading, it seems that this system may be worth the money. Hubby would stroke out if there was a flood! I am just waiting until tomorrow because lifereef is a one man show apparently and I want to talk to the guy. Unless anyone else has any other experiences?
Since this is my first real tank (pico and 29 gallon nano), I'm going to take pics of the process start to finish. Son #1 has promised to show me how to upload to photobucket and post. After he gets back from Vegas, that is - our graduation present to him!