New Build - 150 G, Triton Method, Pod Reactors
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"
Sump: Triton Sump 44 (44" x 16") - Trigger Systems
Stand: UNS 180U Aquarium Cabinet - Ultum Nature Systems
Overflow: Synergy Reef 16″ Shadow Overflow V2
Return Pump: Vectra L2 - Mobius Ready DC Return Pump (3100 GPH) - Ecotech Marine
Rock: 70lbs Shelf Rock Large 9"-14" Aragonite, Lightweight, Porous, Aquariums Live Dry
Sand: CaribSea Aragonite Special Grade Dry Sand 40lbs - CaribSea × 2
Skimmer: Deltec 1000i SERIES 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
Doser (for food, initially): Jebao Programmable Auto Dosing Pump DP-4, Black
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.
- - Gogol