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Hi all, 

Likely my first post here. I was active as a reefer in NJ, and am still part of NJReefers, went to the MACNA in Atlantic City, NJ during the time. But had exited the hobby for a while. 

Thinking of very seriously entering the hobby and have indentified the following items to get going. In general, my preference is for natural methods of feeding and filtration and large tanks over small tanks, few fish, no crustaceans, but yes to snails clams and corals. Also, I wouldn't mind saving a buck, if I can. Here are the identified items to start-off. Your guidance is very very welcome:

Display Tank: 150 Gallon Starfire Tank Drilled for 16" Synergy Shadow Overflow 60x24x24" 

http://www.scaquariums.com/SCA-150-Gallon-Starfire-Tank-p/sca-150g-go.htm

Sump: Triton Sump 44 (44" x 16") - Trigger Systems

https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/triton-sump-44-x-16-trigger-systems-refugium/

Stand: UNS 180U Aquarium Cabinet - Ultum Nature Systems

https://aqualabaquaria.com/products/uns-180u-aquarium-cabinet-ultum-nature-systems?variant=32929562493033

Overflow: Synergy Reef 16″ Shadow Overflow V2

https://synergyreef.com/product/16-shadow-overflow/

Return Pump: Vectra L2 - Mobius Ready DC Return Pump (3100 GPH) - Ecotech Marine

https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/vectra-l2-dc-return-pump-mobius-ready-3-100-gph-ecotech-marine/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5OOgopbv7gIVD9vACh0b8QRbEAQYAiABEgLR3fD_BwE

Rock: 70lbs Shelf Rock Large 9"-14" Aragonite, Lightweight, Porous, Aquariums Live Dry

https://www.ebay.com/itm/35lbs-Shelf-Rock-Large-9-14-Aragonite-Lightweight-Porous-Aquariums-Live-Dry-/143694834435

Sand: CaribSea Aragonite Special Grade Dry Sand 40lbs - CaribSea × 2

https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/aragonite-special-grade-dry-sand-40lbs-caribsea.html

Skimmer: Deltec 1000i SERIES IN SUMP PROTEIN SKIMMERS

https://deltecdirectusa.com/product/deltec-1000i-in-sump-protein-skimmers/

First residents: Dr. Tim's One and Only Following instructions from this video:

Food-reactor: PhytoTank CL System - Copepod and Phytoplankton Culture Reactors - Poseidon Reef Systems

https://www.marinedepot.com/phytotank-cl-system-copepod-and-phytoplankton-culture-reactors-poseidon-reef-systems

Doser (for food, initially): Jebao Programmable Auto Dosing Pump DP-4, Black

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014KKCILE/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_fabc_H9X4W6E2JPMZMPSRC3M

Lights ... not for 3-4 months and likely will have some sort of snail-based cleanup crew set up by then

When I do get the lights, they will likely be: Hydra 32HDs, following these instructions:

Thats all that i have gathered so far. Still researching RO/DI and salt and testing kits. Any feed back is very, very welcome. Thanks y'all.

  1. - Gogol

 

 

 

 

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Topic starter Posted : 02/16/2021 2:09 pm

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