Alright, as the time draws closer and closer til I start buying my drygoods, I'm going to need some answers to some of the beginner's questions.
First of all, can someone give me a "Plumbing 101", or a "how to" overall view?
Here's what I have in my list of equipment to buy that I think regards to plumbing, overall:
Display tank (All-Glass 75g w/ MegaFlow overflow - 48"x18"x21")
Sump/Refuge tank (20g - 24x17x12)
Return Pump - Mag Drive #7
I plan on getting a skimmer, but am still debating which one to get.
EDIT: As far as the type of tank, I'd have to learn what type of corals each one falls under or how to indentify which category each one falls under (lps, sps, softies, etc...), but from what I've seen, I like some of the leathers, zoos, plates, mushrooms, and a few others. I'm also wanting to keep some fish as well, tang(s), a pair of clowns, and some others.
Other questions I have...
What else do I need?
In what situation do I use powerheads?
What function does a close loop give?
Where does my return line enter my tank? ; Does it come over the top, or does it need to be drilled?
What risks for natural syphoning are there, and how do I avoid them?
Valves, which ones do I use, and where all do I put them?
I know this is alot, but its all stuff that I would like to know.
Thanks to all of you ahead of time!