So these are my equipment plans:
16 Gallon High Marineland tank for the sump. This wasn't easy to find. I wanted a larger than 5 gallon sump that would fit length wise into a 24x24. I'll get three to four baffles and do the regular thing, but I'll be using black silicone (hopefully) to match the DT.
In the sump will be:
1. Three Tier Media Rack for chemical filtration
2. Full Refugium (I want 2-3 mangroves for the hell of it, but I need to research how to effectively grow them). I'd like to use my JBJ Nano Glo magnetic LED fugue light from the BC29 HQI. We'll see if that is bright enough and has enough spread for that size fuge. If that doesn't work, I'll use the Aquaticlife Mini T5 I have over the Pico. (BTW that pico is coming down and I'm giving it to a friend)
3. Hydor Internal Slim Skim (The larger one) Not sure if this will go in the Fuge area. I'll have to play around with it
4. Mag Drive 5 pump for the return
At some point I'd like to get a RKL or something that I can use to observe params from my iPhone
In the DT:
The Overflow kit already comes with some locline
I am going to make the plunge into a Vortech MP10. I feel like this tank wouldn't be right without one
I'm goon use my existing Live Rock and maybe get a few more pounds in a shelf form. I have a great idea for a scape; the inspiration I drew from pictures of reef diving in Fiji.
For substrate I'm going to use half sand (not sure which kind yet) and half crushed coral for a natural appeal
My wife and I have decided on an ORA Premium Snowflake Clown pair
I'm searching endlessly for a fish that doesn't need a net to keep him in...in a shallow tank...it'll probably be a midas blenny, or a six line wrasse, but that's it for fish. I don't want a heavy bioload.
As far as corals go there's too much to list, but I definitely want a tabling acro. I'll be keeping the sun coral, BOP, Red and Green Scrolling Monti, Torch and Purple Death palys and Green Palys. Thats probably it.
As for lighting it's clear I will be keeping my Aquailluminations SOL module and blue Stunner Strip. I will be mounting this higher above the surface than on the BC29 and ramping up the intensity. I have a plan to scape the tank in such a way as to provoke dramatic shadows.
Edited by pschom, 28 December 2011 - 08:13 PM.