Revamping the whole setup
by, 02-12-2012 at 07:42 PM (687 Views)
To sum things up my tank is one of the worst offenders of the "Cheap reef tank attempts." But, Change is a comin'. My systems specs are as follows. Main Tank: 100 gallons 48in L, 24in W, 24in T. Protein skimmer: Sea Clone, Pump: Little Giant external pump, Reactor: Phosban Reactor rigged for Biopellets, Sump: 30 gallons no refugium. Chiller: 1 hp, UV: Built in AquaFine UV Sterilizer. Powerheads: two vortech MP10 and two hydor korslia 2's, Lighting: 2 120w Reef Bliss LED fixtures 55 LEDs in each one. Now the chiller, UV, the pump, and sump all came with the tank which i bought for exactly $100. Now some would say that I wasnt so frugal with my spending because I have two MP10's. But the truth is I got them both brand new in the box for $22 a piece. Had I not found them at that price I would still be using terrible powerhead's like I was before.
However in light of my cheapness I am redeeming myself. On the way to the house as I type this is a Bubble Magus BM-NAC7, and the newly released BR 1000ss Reef Octopus Biopellet Reactor. I will also be switching to a 10 bulb Tek lighting t5 fixture thst I will be running ATI bulbs in. I am also looking to order 100 pounds of dry rock from bulk reef supply as they have been very helpful to me.
I will post pictures of the new equipment as it arrives.