New Tank Check List

Discussion in 'New to Saltwater & Reef Aquariums? Post Here' started by Daniel Ruiz, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Daniel Ruiz

    Daniel Ruiz Member

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    Hey Guys,

    Just going through my new tank setup checklist. I have been out of the hobby for about 6 years now. I got wife approval ;Woot;Woot;Woot to buy a new tank. I'm going to start off with a fish only tank, just to establish the system and then move to a coral (SPS or LPS) tank (a year later). But, this time around I did my homework.;Bookworm;Bookworm;Bookworm So this is what I have so far;

    Tank: After much debate, I landed on the Waterbox 75.2 (75gal) Platinum Series (White) over the Red Sea Reefer 250. Just gives me more water volume in the sump and the sump design is a little bit better over the Red Sea Reefer. Even though both are beautiful tanks.;Shamefullyembarrased Waterbox also comes with an electric ATO.

    Lighting: :cool: After talking with a couple of people at Bulk Reef Supply and Marine Depot. I landed on the AI-(26)Hydra HD LED (White) I just need 1 for the size of the tank and L-mount

    Return Pump: Current USA eFlux DC Flow Pump

    Wave Pumps: Current USA eFlux Wave Complete pump kit that comes with (1) 660pgh pump and I am going to get 1 more 660pgh. To have 2 wave pumps going in the tank.

    RO/DI System: For user friendly so my family can help I went with; Aquatic Life Twist-In 100 GPD 4-Stage. Easy the refills don't cost much at all.

    Protein Skimmer: Reef Octopus eSence S-130 It's bran new on the market. I like the design and setup and ease of use

    Dry Rock:
    Liferock-Dry Live Rock by Caribsea Sea. about 40 lbs. I know it's a bit much more $$$ but I don't have to cure the dry rock.

    Other than it's just salt by Red Sea, testing equipment and buckets for water.

    This setup up is going to run me just under $3,000 ;Pompus and that's no fish yet ;Facepalm;Facepalm;Facepalm
    Sooooo what do you guys think.

    Thanks,

    Dan the Reef Man ;Joyful;Joyful;Joyful




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  2. Tahoe61

    Tahoe61 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Hi Dan. :)

    Googled the tank, very nice.

    I would go with the Hydra 52 though. You're going to get a lot of shading with the 26 on that size of tank.
     
  3. Daniel Ruiz

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    Thanks for the info... I might have to go that way, also it will look better since I just found out from Waterbox that the bracket of the L mount won't work since the overflow box is in the way. I can place it there, but I would lose the cover. So I need to go with HMS Multi Light Mounting Kit that mount on the side of the tank. ;)
     
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    I'm not sure what you plan to stock in the tank, but my opinion is you aren't going to be happy with the 660's for flow. I have a single one in each of my 20G QT tanks and they are not only smaller than I had thought they'd be, but IMO won't move enough water for you. If you are looking to have good strong flow you may want to go to the next size up on your 75G.
     
  5. Jim Heenan

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    Sounds like a great start, but personally I wouldn't go with the Aquatic Life Twist-In RODI (especially if you municipal water has high TDS). I've owned one and blew through the DI cartridge in less than a month. Needless to say I purchased a BRS 4 Stage RODI (with added carbon block). Way better IMHO. Your call...
     
  6. Daniel Ruiz

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    Well the display tank is 52gal and the sump is 23gal, I have no problem upping it up to the 1050 gph To cover the need for 1500gph at 30time of a 50gal tank

    I was looking at the Maxspect XF230 but I would have to place it sideways or on the side of the tanks... and person preference I don't like seeing power cables on the side of the tank...
     
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    Sounds like a good start! What do you plan on doing for media, like carbon or gfo? Bulk Reef Supply has affordable set ups.
     
  8. Daniel Ruiz

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    I'm looking at just carbon to start off
     
  9. Daniel Ruiz

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    I'm really trying to keep this tank wife friendly... she doesn't want to see wires everywhere, things coming in out of the tank. The aquarium is going to her domain (the house,not my man cave), which i want too. So I'm pushing the line little by little.
     
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    I would love to know your impressions of the skimmer
     
  11. Daniel Ruiz

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    I'll let you know ;Bookworm;Bookworm;Bookworm
     
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