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Alright! So I just got my 125, and I can't set it up until I move.
Though I would like some suggestions for the BEST skimmers, power heads, lights, anything you can think of!
This will be Phil_pl and my tank so I just want to find the best stuff ya know?
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Lets see what ya got!
 

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What type of tank are you doing? A pretty reef I hope!! If so you should definately do some SPS corals; so for lighting go with some MH beams.
 

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also alot of people are die hard for modded maxijet 1200's for the flow in the tank. as for a pump i would shoot for something in the 1500-1700 GPH range this will help turn the water over quite a bit. i was always told as a rule of thumb to turn your water over about 10x per hour. So with a 125 you would need 1250GPH which after "head" plumbing and stuff you lose power so keep that in mind while plumbing the tank.
 

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im not sure who this tanks design will be up to but if it is me there will be a vortech on each end and SPS in between with halides covering the whole tank
 

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MH are always a good way to go for a reef tank, even if you don't do SPS corals right away. You probably will want to do them at some point, so avoid an upgrade in the future and get a great MH system now!
 

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how about a wicked 55g sump? with refugium?
 

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most definately and a huge carpet anemone in that sucker!
 

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a mass amt of chaeto will do the trick ;)
 

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im not sure who this tanks design will be up to but if it is me there will be a vortech on each end and SPS in between with halides covering the whole tank
Now your talkin!

Let us know how it's coming, and I will keep my eye out for any great deals for you.
 

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Alright! So I just got my 125, and I can't set it up until I move.
Though I would like some suggestions for the BEST skimmers, power heads, lights, anything you can think of!
This will be Phil_pl and my tank so I just want to find the best stuff ya know?
So!
Lets see what ya got!
Since Phil-pl is involved, I'm not really sure how much help you need.

Lights - T5 or MH
Skimmers - ASM, Bubble King, MRC, (depends on type you like)
Powerheads - Vortech
Controller - Neptune

You really don't need to spend the most money to have a nice tank. Controllers help a bunch but aren't essential. I've seen several beautiful display tanks that function well on nothing but weekly water changes and great lighting. One that had nothing more than a couple of powerheads, a sump/fuge and a return pump. It's all about water chemistry and proper husbandry.
 
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