Currently I have a 3ft fresh water community aquarium and in about 6 months would like to take the jump and start a reef tank (spending the full 6 months researching it fully).
My wife and I are currently renovating our house and there is an opportunity for me to include a complete floor to ceiling setup in the renovation process.
I am looking at a tank 179cm wide X 76cm deep X 120cm tall (1632.48 Litres \ 431.26 US Gallons) in size.
I need help in a few ways:
1. Pretend like money isnt an issue and assist me with product recommendations for the list of equipment I below so I get a realistic view of whether this is plausable
2. I need people to make sure I havent forgotten anything from the list of equipment
3. Can I \ Should I have my tank any taller as I certainly am not really restricted in height (floor to ceiling) where Im at my max width and depth.
Thank-you everyone for taking the time to read this and I really appreciate how helpful everyone is on this forum. Any information is appreciated
Size - 50cm gap from roof (170cm Length floor to ceiling)
Lighting - 6 tube fluorescent lighting. 1 x Full spectrum bulb, 1 x Plant oriented bulb, 1 x Metal Halide, 1 x Very High Output, 1 x Actinic Blue & 1 x Actinic White
Tank - 179cm X 76cm X 120cm (1632.48 Litres \ 431.26 US Gallons)
Gravel - Black (Depth?)
Heater - Need two heaters (one as backup)
Wooden Stand - Strong enough to hold 1 Litre of water = approx 1 Kg / Needs to be 100% level otherwise will cause stress on joins.
UPS - Stable Electricity - Need to total required wattage
Filter - Eheim canister filters - 5 times the flow rate of the capacity per hour.
Timer - For lights
Water Pump - Backup Pump Also
Water Purifier (Deionizer\Reverse Osmosis)
Safety switch \ Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)- Water Vs Electricity