1- My LFS
told me to top off the tank daily with fresh water, no salt or tap-safe. I am very reluctant to do so but what he said made sense. he says the water evaporates but the salt doesn't so i don't need the salt, also no tap safe because i already have it in there from water changes??? any truth to this?
He is correct. You top off with fresh water, I suggest you use RO
water exclusively as you already had a phosphate problem and some tap water can contribute to that.
2- i have a green film algae on the glass that grows in a matter of hours my tanks glass has a green tint/film, how can i prevent it from growing once i clean it off the glass?
Again, excess nutrients cause the algae to grow. Some will grow regardless, but snails and a cleaner magnet will help.
3- I am looking at the Eshopps overflow box with the wet dry filter/fuge. it is rated for 600 GPH
witch would turn my water 10 times and hour. the model number is WD-125CS If someone can tell me if this is worth the $240 they are asking? or should i piece my fuge together? and what site should i be going to in order to find the best deal/products for piecing it together?
That's not a bad price for one that is already set up. Look at YouTube, there are many different schemes offered there for a fuge.
4 - what size return pump would i need with that ^^^ overflow/fuge?
You would want to shoot for a pump that will turn your tank over about 10 times per hour. You can do less, but will need to increase flow with power heads. For a 55 gallon reef, shoot for 500-600 GPH
That is all i have for now lol.
Thanks in advance!
You're welcome, have a good new year.