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    Default Poseidon's NEW Adventure!

    Ok, no pictures as of yet. The purpose of this thread is to detail what I have, and what I need to get going.

    First thing, I need a TANK! I am planning on a 50B "ish" tank as the footprint works well in my living room, and I already have a nice cabinet stand that is a 36x18 footprint. I think a bit taller then 18" though, maybe 20 or 22? I am planning a total system volume of around 100G.

    Next I need a skimmer- I have a pretty good idea of what I want, Warner Marine.

    Lights- I have several T5 ballasts around here from my old set up, and I have a dual 250W halide ballast too. I was thinking LED, but as budget is going to be an issue I may go with what I have, adding bulbs and reflectors as needed.

    Circulation Pumps- I had a pair of MP40's on my 90 before it came down. What is a good option now?

    Return pump- The sump is going to be in the basement, so I need a large enough pump to push up about 8-10ft of head. (The sump will be high, near the basement ceiling.)

    Salt- I always used IO before, and let my kalk and Ca Reactors make up for the Ca and Alk.

    Speaking of reactors... I sold both. What options will/do I have here? I am open to suggestions not just reactors. 2 part dosing?

    Things that I have- First, knowledge. I am not a newbie, and having that advantage will be huge in my new set up.

    Sump, I have some choices here. I have a 30L, a 15 gallon tank, and a 45 ish gallon tank that is 36x16x?? I had custom ordered this years ago for a project, then plans changed and it has been in the basement ever since.

    Controller- I have a RK lite and I think a 4 outlet strip, but I need the temp probe for it.

    Misc pumps- I have several power heads laying around, old Aquaclears, MJ1200's and some small Eheims.

    Heater tube- I have a 500W Ti heater that I used to run from my controller.

    Rubbermaid Brutes- I have 2, one for salt, one for fresh.

    RO Unit, will need new filters, and a bleach bath.

    Ok, I think that is all for now. What has changed over the last 3 years or so since my SPS garden came down? Anything major that I need to know about? Bio Pellets were on their way in, as I was on my way out, what's the verdict on them?

    1D2N9612 L - Poseidon's NEW Adventure!

    I look forward to being an active member of the community again, and getting my own slice of the ocean in my Living Room. A quick teaser of what once was, and what I am aiming to accomplish once again:

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    Thank you all for any input you can share
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    Yes!!! Looking forward to watching this one!

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    Hopkins - Reefkeeper
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    Heck yeah man! Welcome back.
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    Great to hear from you Mike!
    And a killer tank too!

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    Welcome back Poseidon! Finally someone who knows what they're doing around here I do love watching new builds. I'm not much on suggestions atm but as time goes by I'm sure I'll come up with something Good luck and enjoy!!!
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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    Good to see you back! I'm looking forward watching your tank grow.

    Tom

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys, I am heading to the basement to check my inventory!

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    binford4000 - Reefkeeper
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    Welcome back Mike.I am looking forwarded to seeing you top your old system!

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    ^^^ That might be TOUGH!

    I do have the advantage of being very picky now, and not so subject to the "I NEED IT NOW" that most fall into when starting out.

    I spent an hour trying to decide between dry tonga, and dry BRS reef rock... WHO DOES THAT? LOL!

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    ^^^ That is EXACTLY what that means!

    I am going to be VERY picky about what goes in this time. I am thinking maybe 10-12 different acros, and a few LPS maybe some acans or Welso's.

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