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  1. King Fish

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm new to Reef Keeping (and this site) and will be putting together a 180 gallon system over the next few months for my home. I have purchased a used tank and sump and will be fitting it out myself.

    Awesome site you guys have here and looks like some very useful information.

    Will post some pics (and questions) as time progresses.

    Rock On!!:yeahdude:
     
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    Be sure to post plenty pics;)
     
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    welcome to masa:) thats a delightful size tank to start off with, same size i began with.

    how are you doing with finding equipment for it, do you have any plans for the skimmer, pumps, return pumps and lights yet?
     
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  14. King Fish

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    After a bit of research I have drawn up the following list of what I would like the system to contain initially. Any comments and/or suggestions?

    1. SICCE V7 Main Return Pump. As this pump should be oversized for this size setup, I was thinking of using this pump to power the skimmer and reactors as well by teeing off and installing gate valves and flow meters. After performing some research on this apparently it is possible however most people recommend using a dedicated pump for the skimmer and suggest teeing off for reactors only. If there is a good possibility of using 1 pump I would like to try it.
    2. Powerheads (Sunsun JVP202 A/B x 2 off (Display tank)

    and 1 off JVP 201 for refugiam.
    3. Protein Skimmer – Reef Octopus DNW200.
    4. Calcium Reactor – Reef Octopus CR – 140
    5. Phosphate Reactor – Reef Octopus PHR 100
    6. Juwel 200W heater x 2
    7. Refugiam Lighting - 2 x 65W Compact Florecent
    8. Wave maker (not sure yet)
    9. Timers
    10. Dosing System
    11. Display tank lighting - Tank came with homemade hood with 2 x T5 fixtures. I supect I will need something more substantial.


    Is it necessary to dose Kalk Wasser if one has a calcium reactor?


     
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    Welcome to MASA, enjoy!
     
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    :welcometomasa2:to MASA....WOW what a lovely size tank to start off with..:) Can't wait for pic's of this beauty..:thumbup:
     
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