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Hello everyone,

I have got back into the hobby after around 5 years away. I am not ashamed to say I might have used my 3 year old daughter to help convince my wife that we needed a tank again. Well it worked because this past December she gave the go ahead and I started gathering up items I would need. My plan is for a mixed reef set up. its a Seapora Reef Ready with a Durso Overflow. I probably should change it to a Herbie, but don't think I will do that for this tank. The stand and canopy are my wife's choices, although i like them as well. I might not have went with a canopy but it works for the room. Want to make her happy as well since I am planning a larger basement tank, but that is for down the road.

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We did the aquascape with around 40 lbs of dry rock, and some flat stax rocks for the foundation. Tried to make something interesting but wanted to know everyone's thoughts. I might need more rock but wanted to keep it fairly open with easy access to the glass. I am planning to put more block in the sump/refugium area to help. I do have some room for a small island in the front left corner in the future but we will see.

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Ill post an equipment list once I finish plumbing the sump this evening. Let me know what you think or areas I could improve. A few other questions as I am thinking of getting 2 AI Prime lights for the tank would that be good. I kind of like the small pucks. As for powerheads thinking the Icecap Gyre or 2 because I like the low profile.
 
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This is the Equipment list I have, but will still need to add some items.
Skimmer: Reef Octopus Classic 110INT 4"
Return pump: COR-20
Heater: BRS 300W with Ink Bird Controller
Sump: Eshopps AR-100 Aqua Fuge
ATO: ATK V2 ATO Neptune Systems

Some items i am still planning on getting are
Lights: 2 AI Prime HD
Powerheads: 1 or 2 Icecap Gyres
Neptune Apex EL
AI Prime Fuge or GRO light for refugium.

I was deciding if I wanted an Apex as i have never used a controller, but i think I decided with out knowing when I bought the COR 20 and the ATO.

I originally planed on a UV sterilizer but think I am not going that route.

One other item I might get is a KLIR DI-4 roller mat instead of the filter socks.
 

Do you think there are benefits to turning your skimmer off for periods of time?

  • YES (tell us in the thread)

    Votes: 99 27.3%
  • NO

    Votes: 111 30.6%
  • Maybe but not sure

    Votes: 143 39.4%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 10 2.8%
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