Reef Sump

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If i wanted to start a 75 gallon coral reef tank what kind of startup equipment would i need?

I dont mean live rock and live sand or a cleaner critter kit. I mean the hardware ( ie sump and size, powerheads, test kits)

I recommend that you visit www.reefcentral.org. there you can have experts in the hobby answer your questions. for a hobby like this (I've had reef tanks for over 10 years) you usually need at least $1000 to start. you can do it for less (to start) especially if you are a great DIYer and you buy used equipment.
Also check our GARF.org. I follow some of their advice on my display and Nano tanks. they have been researching coral keeping for around 30years. do a lot of research your self before buying anything.

you can keep a reef tank with standard output fluorescent lighting (special bulbs for a reef tank). I did, on a 125gal, for about 3 years. It all depends on what you want to keep.

I really is going to depend on what you want to keep. If you want to keep SPS coral (the branching tree looking coral) you are going to need at least 3-5 watts of light per gallon (225 - 375). as for the size of the sump... IMHO as large as you can fit with all the other equipment under your tank. again it depends on what you want to keep and how easy do you want the day to day operations to be. It can be done with out a sump.
research each piece of equipment so you know what you are getting. you will need....

lights
2-4 power heads
sump
return pump
protein skimmer with pump
thermometer preferably with alarm
marine test kit includes most test you need to run (add calcium)
heater
possibly a chiller depends (I had lost about $500 in animals due to an over heat early on)
marine additives: calcium, with additional trace elements
additional items:
temp controller
wave maker
top off pump
moon lighting (for looks)

this list can go on and on
check out reefcentral.org and garf.org

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