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So I have a 150 gal long 78" x23h x20
Tank , im going to sump it , here are the items I've picked out , let me know if there proper or if I need more thank you for any input there's so much out there it's hard to choose
I'm going reef with fish
Here's what I have
-Fiji Cube FIJI-30 Advanced Reef Sump 2nd Gen
Fiji Cube Low Profile External Overflow Box - 1600 GPH
Here's what I'm looking at

Finnex Titanium Aquarium Heater, ETL Listed UL STD, Redundancy Protection, Heater Guard (800 Watts)

SMATFARM LED Aquarium Light - Coral Reef Light Dimmable A95Watts(±5%) Full Spectrum Sunrise Sunset for Marine Fish Tanks Coral Reef Lamp with Timer Function

Jecod DCP 8500 Sine tech Silent Pump (1370 to 2250 GPH)

IceCap PRO External Turf Scrubber - MEDIUM

Reef Octopus eSsence S-130 Protein Skimmer


Anything eles I need or should Change would be great to know
 
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Yeah I
Depending on the fish you want, some kind of lid or top to prevent jumping.

Some sort of powerhead to get more flow.
Ok i was looking at the custom netting option and for the power head this one ?
 

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A lot of people like and use jebao, but I have no experience with them so I can't say.

I think you need to think about the corals and fish you eventually want, and will you need a lot of flow, or low flow?

I would search the forum for that model and see what people who have used it say, and if they recommend.

A net top would be fine. I don't think you need to worry about dosing when you first start out, so I wouldn't buy it yet (unless its a great deal )
 

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I use jebao pumps and have nothing bad to say about them.

I'm not familiar with that light but 90w for a tank that size seems insufficient.

I would recommend 1 more heater and a controller like inkbird. Extra heater in case of failure and the controller because it's the most important thing you can get.

Something I will never do again is start with dry rock. Any new tank in my life will be done with ocean direct like KP or Tampa. I understand the risks concern new reefers though.
 
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I use jebao pumps and have nothing bad to say about them.

I'm not familiar with that light but 90w for a tank that size seems insufficient.

I would recommend 1 more heater and a controller like inkbird. Extra heater in case of failure and the controller because it's the most important thing you can get.
Ok thank you and what wattage would you recommend i need ?
 

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Ok thank you and what wattage would you recommend i need ?
What is your path for coral? Softies? SPS? The type of coral you want will dictate lighting requirements. Also, this is the most expensive part of putting a tank together in most cases.

I have 2 kessil 360 over my 4' 90g and I think they're around 90w each. If I were to do SPS, I would need additional lighting.
 

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That single light will not be enough for coverage.

You will probably need 3 to get good coverage.
Even then id probably go with another brand.

And yes lights can and under most situations is the single most expensive piece of equiptment.

Oh but my apex setup comes very close, i don't know if your intersted in automation or not tho.
But on a large tank, id recommend a apex, or a hydros.

You can probably pick up a apex + trident on the for sale forum, used for a good price.
But trident + abc reagents is the route i went, and i don't regret it.
 

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I was going with 3 , and for corals soft and sps if I can?
3 of them should be enough. Later on you may want to consider adding some LED strips if shading becomes an issue with SPS. That's months / years away though.
 
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That single light will not be enough for coverage.

You will probably need 3 to get good coverage.
Even then id probably go with another brand.

And yes lights can and under most situations is the single most expensive piece of equiptment.

Oh but my apex setup comes very close, i don't know if your intersted in automation or not tho.
But on a large tank, id recommend a apex, or a hydros.

You can probably pick up a apex + trident on the for sale forum, used for a good price.
But trident + abc reagents is the route i went, and i don't regret it.
Can you send me a link for the apex set up ?
 

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So I have a 150 gal long 78" x23h x20
Tank , im going to sump it , here are the items I've picked out , let me know if there proper or if I need more thank you for any input there's so much out there it's hard to choose
I'm going reef with fish
Here's what I have
-Fiji Cube FIJI-30 Advanced Reef Sump 2nd Gen
Fiji Cube Low Profile External Overflow Box - 1600 GPH
Here's what I'm looking at

Finnex Titanium Aquarium Heater, ETL Listed UL STD, Redundancy Protection, Heater Guard (800 Watts)

SMATFARM LED Aquarium Light - Coral Reef Light Dimmable A95Watts(±5%) Full Spectrum Sunrise Sunset for Marine Fish Tanks Coral Reef Lamp with Timer Function

Jecod DCP 8500 Sine tech Silent Pump (1370 to 2250 GPH)

IceCap PRO External Turf Scrubber - MEDIUM

Reef Octopus eSsence S-130 Protein Skimmer


Anything eles I need or should Change would be great to know
Light will be ok some for corals in which others will need much more wattage (about 160wt)
So far you have a good list going and do invest in reliable test kits such as Hanna Brand
 
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Light will be ok some for corals in which others will need much more wattage (about 160wt)
So far you have a good list going and do invest in reliable test kits such as Hanna Brand
What type of return head should I get ?
 

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