Lights and Protein Skimmer - IM 150g Lagoon

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Hello,

First time reef aquarium - looking for some advice on lighting and protein skimmer for a IM 150g Lagoon (47.3” x 35.4” x 19.7”).

Protein Skimmer: I was looking at the Reef Octopus 150 (is this big enough? Or do I need the 200?) but can’t tell if classic or regal will do. Or if any other better options….

Lights: Various options I was looking at the Photon and the Radion - but not sure which version AND how many I would need for my tank size?

Note - will get into corals, nothing crazy…for now.

Any help would be great!!!!
 

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Hello,

First time reef aquarium - looking for some advice on lighting and protein skimmer for a IM 150g Lagoon (47.3” x 35.4” x 19.7”).

Protein Skimmer: I was looking at the Reef Octopus 150 (is this big enough? Or do I need the 200?) but can’t tell if classic or regal will do. Or if any other better options….

Lights: Various options I was looking at the Photon and the Radion - but not sure which version AND how many I would need for my tank size?

Note - will get into corals, nothing crazy…for now.

Any help would be great!!!!
welcome to the club.
 

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I’m following. Need to upgrade my skimmer too for the same tank.
I've only had one skimmer really but the Bashsea is pretty nice. It's a big footprint if you're in the sump but worked great. I have the waste collector too which is a good thing to just leave it that way but I've never had it fill up more than about 2 cups total.
 

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I’m running a seriously undersized octo 110 with a Refugium. Worked great for a while but not keeping up well now. I’m leaning toward an octo 200 or those AquaMaxx skimmers look nice. Just not sure it’s gonna be a good one.
 

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I have the IM112 and I have (4) XR-15’s and have good coverage. For the 150 I would say (6) XR-15’s. What I like about the XR-15’s is if one light goes down you don’t loose lighting over half the tank. Good luck with your tank!
 

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