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?
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:
Last one for now:
Thank you all for any input you can share