So as a few of you know I entered a competition on another Forum keeping a Pico (12 Litres or 2.6G), this is due to end on 27.10.2019 so i am starting to think about my upgrade to a larger system and something that I can keep long term. So I have really enjoyed learning about Saltwater side of the Hobby since joining the Pico Contest. I learned a lot, still am learning but it definitely gave me an idea of what I can do with larger systems.
I have decided that I would like to consolidate my systems into a single tank, as my desk and surrounding area is a mess with cables and 3 tanks (2 Saltwater and 1 Fresh), it also needed to be on a tight budget of £300 for the tank build. SO i will be raiding second hand and classified adverts to achieve this;
Tank: Red Sea Max 130 D
Light: Chinese 168W Black Box
Heater: 200W Unbranded on Inkbird Controller
Pump: Maxijet 1200 (1200LPH, 300GPH)
Powerhead 1: Tunze 6015 Wavemaker (1800lph, 475GPH)
Powerhead 2: Jebao SW2 Wavemaker (500-2500lph, 130-660GPH)
ATO: AutoAqua ATO
ATO Container: 5.5G Cube (Spare Aquarium)
I hope to get this wet on Friday 27th September, hopefully with a month long cycle I can do a straight swap. Also need to find some 16mm tubing...