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post #12 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 06:28 PM
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If I were you I'd do:

Red Sea Reefer 250
ADA Aquasoil
Used reg from TPT
Fluval 3.0
Eheim Jäger heater in sump
Inkbird Temp controller

After digging in the reef world, I've realized the freshwater tanks are crap. Even the high clarity tanks, none have an overflow, so you end up getting a big filter and paying 150-200 for glass lily pipes and clear tubing that you have to clean constantly. You have to buy the inline heater to hide it from the tank, if you have a sump, just buy a normal heater and throw it in the sump. Plus you can more easily run an ATO. Look at what Tom Barr runs. He has a custom star fire tank with an overflow. I believe he's using the Mame.

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