Hi all, I want to thank you in advance for the help and advance. I'm looking to upgrade. I've decided on the Red Sea Reefer 3xl 900 Deluxe w/Reef LED 160 lights. The lights come with the tank. I have a few questions. I want to start purchasing items so it's no so expensive all at once. I've got a few things in mind but would love to have others thoughts on these items. Nothing is cheap so I've tried to look at reviews but value the opinions of those in the hobby here. The tank comes with sump as well and return pump. I intend to use live rock/sand vs bare bottom. Are the lights that come with tank appropriate for all types of coral? Here is my proposed list of items to start with first.I know I've left things out of the below list so please give me suggestions. Thanks!
*Protein Skimmer -Reef Octopus Regal 200SSS
*Helio PTC Heater w/ controller-duel element
*Marine Depot 6 stage advanced ro/di system 100gpd
All i can do is recommend the equipment i like and use. It is personal prefrence almost these days.
I would say...
Division 500 skimmer
Jaeger heater with finnex 800 analog controller.
Air water and ice reefkeeper rodi.
Im sure the red sea leds will grow corals of all types.
Thats a big uv... u could prob use 1 half that size but i dont run uv.