Originally Posted by DaughteroftheKing
will the 40 gal tank that it come with work for either a QT or sump tank?
That would work for either, I would probably use it as a QT, depending on the dimensions. I don't think if it is too wide that it would work well for a sump.
About the livestock he has crammed into this tank...This isn't the greatest practice as to caring for Tangs. They are one of the more delicate marine species and absolutely require room to thrive. I would say that at the least, one of those tangs would be ok in your 75 gallon tank (and I would lean towards the yellow tang, as he shouldn't get as big as the hippo tang).
The Light fixtures and chiller are actually worth about $450 combined new, so you would be saving there. And you would have stuff to sell as parts to kind of recoup some of the cost. He probably has about 25-35 pounds of Live Rock @ $5.99/lb (that is understating the cost of LR), that's maybe $175 worth. I would get rid of the filter and see how well the skimmer works (I am going to check out this model after I post and get back to you).
I am just concerned about the Livestock. Your situation is not ready for either of those tangs and even the clowns would be spending a month and a half in QT..Do you know someone with a 125+ gallon tank to take those tangs?
The UV, powerheads and heater are also a bonus to this package, but make sure that there is a safe place for those fish beforehand.