I was going to do this build back in the fall of last year, it was going to be a upgrade build from a 20 Long but the tank had crashed due to my stupidity of doing a water change and accidentally pouring a whole 5 gallon bucket of straight ro
water into the tank. So now I am back to the beginning.
I already have a couple of things for the tank from recent tanks, I have one 120W dimmable led
, roughly 40lbs of dry rock (needs some cleaning), 200W aqueon heater rated for 75G, Koralia 550 (flow behind the rocks), and a lifereef slimline overflow. I went ahead and purchased a Jebao WP-25 and I have got to say I put it in the 20 long and my god is this thing powerful, water was flying out of the tank. I'm going to go with 60lbs of sand and purchase 50lbs of live rock.
I'm going with a diy sump/refugium made out of the 20 gallon, I'm going to have 3 chambers the inlet where my protein skimmer will be, refugium, then return. I'm going to make the inlet as small as I can so I can still fit the protein skimmer in, then the refugium will be majority of the tank, and about a 8 inch return section.
I'm going to get another 120W dimmable led
, and also get a Bubble Magus Curve 5, a Mag 9.5 for the return, a dual media reactor for gfo
and carbon, JBJ ato, and a couple misc. items.
If I may be missing something let me know.