My main thoughts are lighting being 2x par 38 or a 24 led array diy. Id assume the array would be better but the par 38s may be just as capable as i am doing rockwork with a farily small footprint.
As to skimmer i am considering:
reef octopus extreame 160
reef octo supreme (forget the model)
eshoppes economy cone...
for lighting id like to keep it under 250 and skimmer 300
Id like to buy whatever bu the end of the month so just making sure what i want currently will be good. I really like the sounds of the ro extreame skimmer but unsure if it would be too big (and not as efficinet or something). I also cant find much in the way of comparisons in efficiency between ro supreme and extreame
any suggestions will be apreciated.