I have a 125gal long with no experience in saltwater but have been reading alot and kept african cichlids for years. Now Ive decided to take the plunge and and i have a few questions about the setup of my tank. Anyone that could help me out would be big help! Im still in the planning stage with hopes of having everything ready to go within the next to weeks. First I've decided to go with a trickle filter, I've been looking at the aqua clear pro-series 150 with the built in skimmer. Does anyone know about this filter or have one? Will it be the only filtration I'll need? It says it has a max flow of 600gph. Im gonna start out with a FOWLR
tank and probably later on get a few corals And I don't want to have to upgrade anything. the lighting Im looking at is the Satellite PowerCompact. I think I need two 36" right? They have 1 96w sunpaq and 1 lunar light each. Will this be enough lighting for what I want? Almost done
.......Also, which would be better reef sand or the sugar sand? How much of the dry base rock should I start with and can I add that as soon as I fill up the tank? Im still undecided on the salt although everyone seems to lean toward Instant ocean. Thanks in advance for any input!