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  1. Nick13

    New reefer and new tank need advice

    its more then just a chip it has a 1"-1.5" crack/spit right at the top. It's kind of hard to see but it's all the way through the glass.
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    New reefer and new tank need advice

    Thanks guys I'm no master carpenter but i thought it turned out ok, and I think it should hold the weight. Can't wait for the rest of it to show up now! On a side note anyone have any idea what to do with the other tank, I hate to just smash it up and throw it away but I don't think I'd trust it to hold water either.
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    New reefer and new tank need advice

    yea it was just "barnwood" from menards like 35$ for the box
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    New reefer and new tank need advice

    Well good news new tank is on the way from live aquaria and as a bonus I get to keep the old one not sure what I'm going to do with it now but i at least have a back up pump and filter socks. The rest of my equipment is on the way too so i should be able to get set up soon. Got the stand built today too let me know what you guys think.
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    New reefer and new tank need advice

    Thanks clown that gives me a good starting point! Also where do u guys get your filter floss from?
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    New reefer and new tank need advice

    About how high do i want to mount the hydra 26 above the tank to get the best results.
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    New reefer and new tank need advice

    yea i ordered a media basket too for filter floss a chem filtration seems like way easier maintenance.
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    New reefer and new tank need advice

    thanks xthunt ill check that out! I think im going to give the Kps a shot if it seems under powered ill look into getting another one or upgrading when i need.
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    New reefer and new tank need advice

    seems like the nuvoskim is hard to find right now any other solid options out there?
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    New reefer and new tank need advice

    is this the one https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/hma-s-heater-w-analog-controller-finnex.html and i think im going to pick up a media basket too, seems to be easier maintenance for sure.
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    New reefer and new tank need advice

    also are the filter socks the im40 comes with ok to use? or should i look into getting a custom caddy to run filter floss and carbon in?
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    New reefer and new tank need advice

    yea it looks like the KPS is rated for 1050gph and up to 50g tank, considering the im40 actual tank space is probably 32ish gallons i would think i should be enough to start out. and i if i have to i can buy another one later if needed and for the price its hard to beat. I think i agree with you clown on the apex controller for now. all the equipment i have if i get the ink bird, lights, pumps all have controllers built in. teenyreef what finex are you using? looking on brs there are a few options to choose from. as for the skimmer would the tunze 9001 fit i the tank better? otherwise i was thinking the new nuvoskim dc skimmer midsize is made for the tank and seems to have good reviews as well. Thanks for all the help, let me know what you think!
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    New reefer and new tank need advice

    whats everyone's opinion on controllers. I'm looking at the ApexEL but at a 500$ price point for a starter controller it seems kind of high. Not sure if its worth the money or not, I see a lot of people use them though so maybe it is??
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    New reefer and new tank need advice

    Thank clown79 I think I will go with the jagar 150w (is 150w to much?) and add that inkbird controller you mentioned. I like that it also serves as a thermostat. And I think I'm for sure going to go with the aqamia kps pump, first time seeing it but love the small size and cool programming options via wifi.
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    New reefer and new tank need advice

    Not sure on the replacement, I talked to liveaquaria who I got it from and sent them pictures of the damage it sounded like it should be a quick turn around just waiting for a return email. I ordered it on Sunday night and got it today so it only took like a day to get the first one. Any input and wave makers and heater? trying to get my equipment order in asap so when the new tank shows up I'm ready.
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