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post #1 of 9 Old 05-30-2010, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Equipment list for a 150 to 180 gallon build

I decided to do a little bigger than the 120 that I was going to upgrade to and am currently looking to put together a wish list of high quality equipment that I will need to purchase. I would like some suggestions for protein skimmers, reactors, top off systems, lighting systems (going to do LPS and SPS in addition to my current softies), rodi systems, heaters, pumps, etc.

I have done some research but I want to know what the veteran reef keepers here prefer equipment wise so I can start looking for deals on everything I will need.

Thanks all.
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-30-2010, 12:04 PM
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for that size tank i would go a metal heater, it wont rust over and it heats a lot faster and is a lot more energy efficient. let me find a link: http://www.petsolutions.com/Via-Aqua...630+C1021.aspx

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post #3 of 9 Old 06-02-2010, 05:53 AM
Are you planning to sump or not? That affects the skimmer choice greatly.

A Deltec APF600 might be a good idea. Good price to performance ratio.

How much money do you want to spend though? You say top quality, but this hobby can get seriously expensive..



Edit: An Aqua Medic Ocean Runner for the sump return pump is highly, highly recommended.

That brings me on to another point, where in the world are you?
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post #4 of 9 Old 06-02-2010, 05:16 PM
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im guessing somewhere in NC, but i could be wrong :P

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With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-02-2010, 05:22 PM
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im guessing somewhere in NC, but i could be wrong :P
I have no idea where NC is. It sounds american?
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-04-2010, 06:02 PM
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north carolina, yup USA

Subject: Larry LaPrise dead at 93

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-05-2010, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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Price is a secondary concern. If there is a drastic price difference between the best and something that is a step behind and costs much less I would like to save the money. Quality is my first concern and price is secondary.

I will be using a sump. I don't think I would want to attempt a tank this large with anything hang on back.
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-12-2010, 10:19 AM
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Might I recommend http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/group/8391/product.web? The C-Skim 1800 in sump protein skimmer. This baby is a monster for a great price. I would recommend that you watch the you-tube video on this skimmer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK4fAXdALxI.
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-12-2010, 11:24 AM
Thats true, the C-Skim is a beast.
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