Ok, as with others here, I have decided to go with the Triton method, and I want to go “all in”. I would especially like to be able to run a higher fish load. Thank you very much in advance. -JCL Here is what I have now: - 135G tank (72x18x24) - Two Kessil AP700’s for display lighting, should by slightly more than I need… - Lifereef VS3-24 skimmer (http://www.lifereef.com/venturi.html) Here is what I am planning to get so far: - Two Ecotech VorTech MP40 power heads - Full Apex setup - New circulation pump capable of the 1,400GPH I would need for 10x, currently considering Sicce AC or DC pumps - Dosing pumps - Planning to upgrade skimmer to VS3-36 or VS3-48 (locating behind tank instead of under stand), this is easy because you can just add extension modules to this skimmer and my pump is still big enough. Bigger to help with high load. - Custom sump for Triton (TBD, see below) - Lighting for sump (TBD, see below) - Reactors / method for implementing Carbon and Phosphate treatment recommended by Triton (see below) - ATO – probably going with Genesis Storm, maybe Apex General questons: - I would like to run a high fish load, does that mean I need to be closer to the 20% refugium size? - Is that 20% of the net volume minus live rock displacement or is that already factored in? And is that 20% of actual volume in the refugium, not including other chambers, and compensating for water level? - Dosing pumps, are the Apex one’s good enough, or do I need to go higher end than that? Refugium questions: - Refugium – 20% of 135 is 27, so I need a 30 gallon tank under my stand / or the refugium portion of the sump. Are there ideal dimensions for this? The space in my stand is 70” x 15.5” x 29”, so how about a refugium that is 36” x 15” x 16”, with a water level of 13”, that would be 30 gallons with 3” of space above it. OK? Larger? - Lighting – Would two 15W Kessil H80’s (http://www.kessil.com/horticulture/H80.php) be enough, or do I need to go bigger than that? The H150’s are 36W each, the H350 and H380’s are 90W each, is there a formula used for how much is needed, and I assume the area and depth are important, which is why I specify my proposed refugium above. Could use a recommendation here. Supplemental filtration: - Activated carbon – I have a Lifeguard aquatics F-93, so I could fill this with the activated carbon and run it off of the main pump or its own pump. http://www.lifegardaquatics.com/products/chemical-filter-modules/ - Phosphate – there is the slow-flow for the Triton AL99, if I did that I could use a Lifereef media reactor (http://www.lifereef.com/cylinders.html) so that I could dial in the appropriate flow rate. In the instructions it says you might need “other methods” on the website, can someone point me to this?