Return pumps: For the return pump just make sure that you get one with enough head pressure to not only pump sufficiently through to your chiller, but also up to the tank, and to service any manifold (from which you can plumb a reactor to it) I would suggest an ecotech S2. If cost is an issue then get a smaller pump like nyos viper 3.0. Your light will do nicely. Just raise it up higher off the waters surface (12 inches or more). Your light will give you a more blanket light effect which will avoid shadows.. so is actually beneficial. However, such a large light may (will) produce some 'l
Used to run a 150cm mixed reef few years back and after a long hiatus, decided to set up a 45cm cube in my office.
Tank Spec will be
Display: 45cm x 45cm x 45cm
Sump: 40cm x 40cm x 30cm
Total Water volume= roughly 140l
Rock: CaribSea Liferock Shape 10kg
Skimmer: Bubble Magus curve 5
Mechanical Filtration: Standard filter sock
Chemical Media: Chemi Pure Blue.
Chiller: Hailea HS 28-a
Wave Pump: Jebao SLW 10
Planning to keep around 4 small sized fishes, softies and LPS. Not planning to do SPS( can't manage