My intro to reefing

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After about 6 months of researching the world of reefing, I am going to be getting wet. I ended up getting a tax refund back of $15k and am very eager to get going. With everything I have watched or read, I have come down to the following choices:

Glass Cages Tank (72x24x25) low iron front/side, Shadow v3 overflow, sump, and stand $5543
Reef Octopus Regal 200SSS 8" Space Saving Protein Skimmer $799.99
Reef Mat 1200 $429.00
Syncra SDC 7.0 wifi controllable pump $399.99
Radion XR15 G6 Pro LED Light x 4 ($529.99ea)
RMS XR15 G5 & G6 Tank Mount System x 4 ($107.93ea)
Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155 Auto Top Off $195.49
A3 Apex Pro Controller System $945.99
AFS Automatic Feeding System $115.99
BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor Deluxe with Sicce Syncra 1.5 pump $110.49
Vortech MP40mQD x2 ($469.99ea)
24" Aquablade $24.61
5 Stage Premium Plus 75 GPD RO/DI System (BRS brand) $254.99
AccuDrip/Fish net/5 gallon bucket (BRS fish acclimation bundle) $24.99
BRS 300W Titanium aquarium heater w/ helio controller x 2 ($150.44ea)
Syncra Nano Pump 110 GPH (For mixing up salt water) $24.99
50W Scuba Preset Heater (For mixing up salt water) $29.99
BRS Extra Thick Gel Super Glue 10oz x 2 ($28.89ea)
Tunze Care Magnet Strong+ $89.24
Medium Assembled Fish Trap $50.99
MA887 Digital Seawater Refractometer Milwaukee $128.70
Red Sea Coral Pro Salt Mix 200 Gallon Sack x 2 ($84.99ea)
Caribsea Special Grade Agra-Alive! Reef Sand 20lbs x 5 ($24.32ea)
MarcoRocks Shelf Scape 50 Dry Live Rock Kit 40lbs x 4 ($203.15ea)
Alkalinity DKH Colorimeter H1772 Hanna Checker $64.95
Phosphate Ultra Low Range PPM Colorimeter H1774 Hanna Check $64.95
Nitrate High Range Colorimeter H1782 $64.95
Red Sea Calcium Pro Test Kit $41.99
AquaForest Magnesium Test Kit $19.79
ATI ICP-OES Water Analysis $44.95

The fish I would like to put in it so far would be:
Yellow Tang
Royal Blue Tank
Magnificent Foxface
Blue Chromis
Starry Blenny
Flame Angel
Royal Grama
Yellow Prawn Goby
Watchman Goby
Clownfish
Dartfish

Assorted Cleanup crew such as
Snails
Hermit Crabs
Emerald Crab
Red Serpent Star
Peppermint Shrimp
Sea cucumber

This is as far as I have gotten. I am now looking into what corals. Before I go ahead and purchase what I posted above, does anyone see any glaring issues I made. I have introduced myself to the local reef store and they were more than happy to answer any questions I had but I also wanted to post here. Everyone, have a great day!
 

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Welcome to R2R! That is some list. I didn't see anything glaring in it or missing. I do think for the size tank you are building you will probably find the pump and heater for mixing station a little underpowered but those are very minor purchases. It looks like you are setting up a fish-only tank. If you decide to add any sps corals down the road you will probably need more lighting, like 4 x XR30 instead of 4 x XR15 but with the Flame Angel (they are only kinda-sorta/possibly/sometimes reef safe) I assume that corals are not a priority. Be sure to start a build thread as that should be some setup when you're done.

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One glaring thing Tim. BTW Welcome to reef2reef!!!!! I’m not a huge fan of media reactors. Cleaning them every two months can get old and you definitely want wkeep up on fresy gfo and carbon as needed. A nice alternative is a $5 media bag that you can use over and over. Just place in a decent flow area of your sump and there you go. Believe me a year down the road you would have come to the same conclusion. Great list though! Enjoy
 

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After about 6 months of researching the world of reefing, I am going to be getting wet. I ended up getting a tax refund back of $15k and am very eager to get going. With everything I have watched or read, I have come down to the following choices:

Glass Cages Tank (72x24x25) low iron front/side, Shadow v3 overflow, sump, and stand $5543
Reef Octopus Regal 200SSS 8" Space Saving Protein Skimmer $799.99
Reef Mat 1200 $429.00
Syncra SDC 7.0 wifi controllable pump $399.99
Radion XR15 G6 Pro LED Light x 4 ($529.99ea)
RMS XR15 G5 & G6 Tank Mount System x 4 ($107.93ea)
Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155 Auto Top Off $195.49
A3 Apex Pro Controller System $945.99
AFS Automatic Feeding System $115.99
BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor Deluxe with Sicce Syncra 1.5 pump $110.49
Vortech MP40mQD x2 ($469.99ea)
24" Aquablade $24.61
5 Stage Premium Plus 75 GPD RO/DI System (BRS brand) $254.99
AccuDrip/Fish net/5 gallon bucket (BRS fish acclimation bundle) $24.99
BRS 300W Titanium aquarium heater w/ helio controller x 2 ($150.44ea)
Syncra Nano Pump 110 GPH (For mixing up salt water) $24.99
50W Scuba Preset Heater (For mixing up salt water) $29.99
BRS Extra Thick Gel Super Glue 10oz x 2 ($28.89ea)
Tunze Care Magnet Strong+ $89.24
Medium Assembled Fish Trap $50.99
MA887 Digital Seawater Refractometer Milwaukee $128.70
Red Sea Coral Pro Salt Mix 200 Gallon Sack x 2 ($84.99ea)
Caribsea Special Grade Agra-Alive! Reef Sand 20lbs x 5 ($24.32ea)
MarcoRocks Shelf Scape 50 Dry Live Rock Kit 40lbs x 4 ($203.15ea)
Alkalinity DKH Colorimeter H1772 Hanna Checker $64.95
Phosphate Ultra Low Range PPM Colorimeter H1774 Hanna Check $64.95
Nitrate High Range Colorimeter H1782 $64.95
Red Sea Calcium Pro Test Kit $41.99
AquaForest Magnesium Test Kit $19.79
ATI ICP-OES Water Analysis $44.95

The fish I would like to put in it so far would be:
Yellow Tang
Royal Blue Tank
Magnificent Foxface
Blue Chromis
Starry Blenny
Flame Angel
Royal Grama
Yellow Prawn Goby
Watchman Goby
Clownfish
Dartfish

Assorted Cleanup crew such as
Snails
Hermit Crabs
Emerald Crab
Red Serpent Star
Peppermint Shrimp
Sea cucumber

This is as far as I have gotten. I am now looking into what corals. Before I go ahead and purchase what I posted above, does anyone see any glaring issues I made. I have introduced myself to the local reef store and they were more than happy to answer any questions I had but I also wanted to post here. Everyone, have a great day!
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