I've been out of the hobby for about 10 years and looking at setting up another reef tank - mostly Fish, LPS and Softy to start.
Tank size will be something in the 120 to 180 range. My current favorite is a 48" x 30" x 24" or maybe a 60" x 30" 24" - still looking at the space available in the house.
The only pieces of equipment I have left are a Deltec AP851 skimmer and an RODI unit which will probably need all new filter cartridges since it's been sitting so long.
I'm looking for equipment recommendations. here's what I'm thinking so far:
Skimmer - use the existing Deltec - is this too over-sized for the tank? My previous tank was heavily stocked and I don't anticipate that changing this time around.
Lighting - LED / T5 - I like a bit of shimmer. I was thinking maybe some Kessil's and T5 retro to fill in.
Sump - 40G breeder w/ refugium - my skimmer is an external model that will be fed of the return pump so it can sit outside the sump.
Return pump suggestions - it needs to be very quiet as the tank is in the living room with the TV and all equipment needs to be in the stand.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.