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post #31 of 35 Old 08-11-2010, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Definitely will, something I did not know to look for in the purchase of my first tank until you actualy brougt it up.

What size of power head am I going to need for a 75g tank? What brands, or what makes a good powerhead?
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Definitely will, something I did not know to look for in the purchase of my first tank until you actualy brougt it up.

What size of power head am I going to need for a 75g tank? What brands, or what makes a good powerhead?
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what type of corals are you keeping determines water flow. soft and lps require less flow while sps require lots of flow. budget determines what brand to get. if i were to list important items to spend in decending order it would be after aquiring the tank and stand IMO.

1st and 2nd tie at lights and skimmer
everything else after 1 and 2 you can cut cost on.
when buying a power heads/pumps pay special attention to watts required per gallons moved. these items will pull water temp up and can be an issue especially in warm climates. i know you live in ca but don't know where you're putting the tank. but for inexpensive good flow, and low power consumption i'd go with this http://www.marineandreef.com/Hydor_K...umps_s/380.htm

however i consider myself a really serious reef keeper and went another direction and that is dual vortech mp40
http://saltycritter.com/pumps/vortech-mp40w-es-pump.htm it's programmable, clean, quiet, low power consumption, no heat added to the tank because the motor outside the tank and move tons of water!

100 Gal SPS Rimless, 2X250 Watt + 4T5's Giesemann infinity, Bubble King Mini 200 skimmer, Ca reactor, DIY Kalk Reactor. See my Reef aquarium in HD video http://www.fishtanks.net/fishtank.php?fishtank=2207.

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Ok will focus on getting a tank and stand first then. I'm still searching for good information on corals. Ultimately havingyour expertise to grow a tank like yours would be heaven, but that level of expertise will take years to acquire.

What corals would you suggest I start with? My main goal is to grown a reef over adding fish livestock(which I would like to add some eventually).
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i just sent you a pm with what i consider minimum configuration for a successful reef. go over it and check with a local fish store until you feel confortable with what i said. check here online too just to verify that i know what i'm suggesting too is correct for you.

the corals i'd suggest are soft corals and then venture into the world of lps slowly. there are some beautiful soft corals out there nowadays. if you decide to go the reef route i'll send you a link with corals where you can see colorful soft corals and find out the names then go see if you can find it locally. the biggest suggestion is to go SLOW! only bad things happen fast in this hobby!

btw did you see the old video of my tank? http://s892.photobucket.com/albums/a...90819-1142.flv

100 Gal SPS Rimless, 2X250 Watt + 4T5's Giesemann infinity, Bubble King Mini 200 skimmer, Ca reactor, DIY Kalk Reactor. See my Reef aquarium in HD video http://www.fishtanks.net/fishtank.php?fishtank=2207.

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i just sent you a pm with what i consider minimum configuration for a successful reef. go over it and check with a local fish store until you feel confortable with what i said. check here online too just to verify that i know what i'm suggesting too is correct for you.

the corals i'd suggest are soft corals and then venture into the world of lps slowly. there are some beautiful soft corals out there nowadays. if you decide to go the reef route i'll send you a link with corals where you can see colorful soft corals and find out the names then go see if you can find it locally. the biggest suggestion is to go SLOW! only bad things happen fast in this hobby!

btw did you see the old video of my tank? http://s892.photobucket.com/albums/a...90819-1142.flv
I had seen that video. Absolutely incredible. Sure hope to eventually be this successful. You're definitely one to follow as far as building a reed goes. It's outstanding work!
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