This will be my first long term reef build. Gonna try to set this one up right from the start. Been collecting equipment for almost a year, and have just about everything I need.
60 gallon breeder (still needs to be baught) 36x18x23
40 gallon breeder for sump
Home made stand
250w MH light
2 36" VHO
36" NO T5 for sump light
2 24" T5 HO for frag area in sump
2 reactors- one carbon and another phos
Large DIY protein skimmer
Mag 5 return pump
Mag 9.5 closed loop
dual corner overflows- DIY pvc and durso standpipes
Modded (sure flow) maxi jet 900
2 maxijet 1200 and 1 900 on wave timer
For livestock I plan on keeping my ever growing zoa
colection, some LPS
, Chalices, and going to make an honest effort in sucessfully keeping SPS
Fish for the tank....Gonna keep my B&W occy. and orange occy. clowns, my niger trigger, a couple wrasses (not sure which, but will include a yellow coris), and possibly my one eye psudo chromis.
The tank and sump will be run bare bottom. Closed loop will be set up to keep bottom clean/detrius suspended and work to send all the nasties down the corner overflows where the skimmer can take care of the waste. Random flow will be acomplished with the maxi's on the wave timer. Rock work will be elevated off the bottom of the tank and secured together using acrilic rods.
Sump will hold the skimmer, micron sock, reactors, heater, and a frag rack for frags. Lights will be run on an opposite schedule as main tank.
I will be using my live rock from my existing cube tank, along with odds and ends I have cooking in the basment. The rock in the cube was "cooked" 2 years ago, and has been with me, throughout a bunch of different tanks, for the last 6 years.
Should be getting a tank within the next couple weeks, and the stand and canopy will be stained very soon, then the building can begin!
Still need- For ease of keeping track-
Aqualifter pump (for kalk dosing/top off)
Plumbing parts for closed loop and durso stand pipe