*MACHINE ROOM and all the rest...*

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Punisher, 30 Mar 2012.

  1. Punisher

    Punisher

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    Hi there gents

    hope everyone is well!!;)

    so i started this thread because i am extremely confused as to what equipment will be needed...

    i am looking at a tank : 1500 x 800 x 650

    thing is,i don't know what to go for cause there are sooooo many different brands to choose from, as well as sizes and pros/cons !!!! *** :eek: hahahah

    so i wanted to ask you guys to give me your opinion on who's who in the zoo! and what equipment you would use with a tank that size

    it will be a reef tank

    thanks a mill
    :1:
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    well my opinion is to keep it simple and go with what is in your budget, but start with a good skimmer, Reef Octo INT 3000 or 5000
    then from there look at bio filters, then chemical, you are more than welcome to pop past and look at my setup, and look at the thread called My Way, very simple and efficient
     
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    Punisher Thread Starter

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    thanks man, yea thing is, some LFS wanna sell you all the most expensive things...
    q - is it really needed, will something similar do the exact same job.
    what items are a must, and what are just a "nice to have"
    im looking at going for a sump with a DSB
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    1.skimmer
    1. auto top up unit
    2.heater
    3.return pump
    4.backup power
    5.bio-media (bio-balls, dsb)

    thats my list, the ATU will keep things stable

    nice to have
    dosing pumps
    reactors
    chiller

    the list is endless, its all about your expectations, livestock and level of involvment from a biology point of view
     
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    Howzit Dallas

    Please PM me your Cell number has i have lost it and want to get hold of you.
     
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