Need Your Recs on Some Stuff for my 220g Mixed Reef

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I'm planning on purchasing the following for my 220g Waterbox mixed reef tank, but would like to know if you guys like the below products or recommend any other products as replacements. Thanks in advance!
  1. For Return Pump : Vectra M2
  2. For flow in the tank : Two Vortech MP40WQD
  3. For skimmer : Nyos Quantum 160
  4. For media reactor : Nyos TORQ 2.0
  5. For lighting : Four AI Hydra 32 HD with Single Arm Kit
Also, we already purchased the Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155 Auto Top Off & Water Valve. Any thoughts on this ATO would be great, too!
 
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1. Are you going to have a manifold for other reactors, cal reactor, UV, or something that would be fed from the return pump. If so, and being on the larger side of tanks, I would recommend you get the L2 if it will fit given the 25% price difference. Gives you more options down the road.

2. I think that's a start, but you'll probably end up needed a pump or two more IMO.

3. Nyos makes quality products. Does the Quantum have a DC pump? I love my AquaMaxx (one of the better bang for your buck) but my next skimmer will definitely be DC powered to reduce some of the noise and vibration. Something to think about.

4. No experience with these but have seen them in person and they look pretty cool. Easy to replace media.

5. Good choice I'd say. Depending on how high you want to run them, you may need one more for better coverage.
 
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