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  1. Mayhem1

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    Hi guys

    A BIG YES, the bug has bitten. Absolutely brand new to the marine world, but thanks to this site i have already learnt alot. But still have, and would like some input from the people with the experience. There is a possability that i might be getting transfered to beautiful CAPE TOWN, so my setup will be on hold until i know whats happening. My younger brother on the other hand is ready to go. So here are the specs. What he's looking on getting and what his planning on keeping. If you guys could maybe give your opinion on what you would get.(keep in mind we still noobs)

    Some more info:
    Planning on fish only with live rock .
    DT SIZE: Only 3ft 900l x 320w x 420h (about)
    SUMP SIZE: 3ft Same size
    Divided into 3 chambers, what would be the best think to put in
    the middle chamber for this setup

    RETURN PUMP: Not sure what size to go for. Would 2500l/ph be enough?
    SKIMMER: Looking at either the Boyu WG-524 (rated 150-300l) or
    Reef octopus NW-100 (rated 400l) or is there anything else in
    that range.
    DT FLOW: Seio M250 flow pump 1000 l/h or should we go bigger ( anything else similar) X2
    LIGHTING: Not a clue, lol, T5's dont know how many needed or watts or K
    HEATER: Jager between 200 and 300, not sure

    Thanks alot guys, Really would appreciate the help and time. PS. Will post pics up of the build. :thumbup:
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    Go for the NW, they are awesome skimmers, you cant even compare the boyu to it!
    In the sump, you could put a DSB with a ball of macroalgae suspended above it
    With lighting, you can put 2 T5s although you dont need lights at all because you will have no corals
    Heater, rather go for 2x 150w or 2x 200w heaters. If one fails you have the other
     
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    Reef octopus great skimmer. What are you doing for circulation, scwd wavemakers work great on small tanks like yours running off your return pump. I'd run at least 600gph to 900gph return pump. this will eliminate the need for internal circulating pumps . Can you send some pic's of your sump?

    Fishman
     
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    Sump

    Thanks guys, The sump is a standard 3ft with no partitions yet. Need help with this too.:blush:
     
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