Items Needed For 100 Gal Tank?

Rj Forster

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Hey everyone. I'm saving up for a 100+ gallon reef tank. I have about 2500$ right now. I'm still not sure everything I need for the size of the tank.

How much:
live rock
power heads
protein skimmer
Should I get an ro setup?
Lights I'm ok with
Refugium?
Sump?

Ive been doing research I just seem to have more questions than answers.

Thank yall so much in advance
 

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A general rule of thumb on live rock is two pound of rock per a gallon of tank space – however, other things should be taken into account:


Live sand very general rule - 1.5 to 2 pounds of live sand per a gallon of tank space.


Powerheads will depend on what you stock with.

As a very general rule of thumb, your powerheads should produce turbulent, non-laminar turnover of at least 10 or even 20-times the volume of your tank. A 100 gallon tank should have minimum total turnover from the combined powerheads of at least 1000 gallons per hour.


I don’t know a lot about protein skimmers but this link was really helpful:


Not sure what your question is on the Refugium.


I don’t have any info on sumps – sorry
 
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Thank you for takimg the time to respond. It just seems like so much. I want to take my time and really do it right
 

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Rj Forster said:
Thank you for takimg the time to respond. It just seems like so much. I want to take my time and really do it right
That's the smart thing to do - otherwise all the time and money you put in will be a waste. Sorry I couldn't help more!
 

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