Waterbox 100.3 owners please help with new build. Also help with equipment selection.

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  1. H4NZO_STEEL

    H4NZO_STEEL Member

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    After zero help from the general equipment, hardware, and filtration section I am reposting here hoping to get some help.

    I was in the process of building my very first reef tank. I was going to use a 40g display with a 20g sump. While searching for things on craigslist I came across a brand new Waterbox 100.3 tank only that i could not pass up an awesome deal.
    If 100.3 owners could help me. I need the plumbing lengths for the overflow, Drain and emergency drain. Return length I could figure out.

    Now I have to start all over and pick new equipment given the larger volume of the display tank. I need recomendations on return pump, skimmer, LED lighting, and powerheads. I would like to have a mixed reef tank with easy/beginner corals, anenomes, fish, and invert.

    I plan to use the 20g sump I already built. Will this size sump be adequate for a 70g tank?

    Here is what I was thinking of going with to give you an idea of my budget.
    1- Varios 2 return pump $199
    2- Bubble Magus curve 5 $199
    3- 2 AI Prime HD+ $420
    4- Have not decided on Powerheads. Would like to stay in the $200-$250 range for one or two.
    I am open to suggestions if its within my budget. Where am I going wrong? Are my choices good options. I'm trying to stay in the midrange (price) on my selections.
    Thanks I would appreciate the help.
     

  2. Anirban

    Anirban Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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  4. infinite0180

    infinite0180 Well-Known Member

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    Go with a varios 4... i have a varios 2 running 3/5 speed on a tank a quarter the size...
     
  5. H4NZO_STEEL

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    @infinite0180 I think you're right. I am going to go with the varios 4. Thanks.
     
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