Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Outside Philadelphia, PA
This is addressed to the op on this thread.
Your asking questions on a forum that isn't really geared to SW reef aquariums. You'll get much better results asking about this stuff on one of the reef forums.
While the goals of keeping a great tank are similar, the way it's gone about is very different. While the people here are very knowledgeable about planted tanks, unless they also keep a reef system, their experience and knowledge will be limited.
In reading the other replies to the op, I see some excellent replies, some ok, and even some that are way off base as far as reef systems go. In other words, you don't go see your dentist, no matter how good a dentist they are, to treat you for a brain tumour.