As for a stand, this thing is solid oak and weights about 400lbs... but I might as well not cheap out and do it right.
Will those skimmers take care of all my filtration needs including protein skimming if needed? (I'm just asking caus seen bits and pieces about protein skimming and so on)
As for the aquarium floor, I wanted to use tahitian moon sand... would that qualify as live sand?
And yes, before I buy anything I'm going to read read read and write out what I want and most likely sketch my setup and make sure it's up to par with what I've read and others opinions.
Last thing I want is an 800+ (easily) investment to be wasted on carless rushing.
So even for the most basic SW
Tanks - obvious 55gal
Stand - Duh
Base and sand layer (how deep? like 1/2"-3/4" base 1/2" sand?)
Filtration - backpack or remora per jaiden
Therm/Hydro/Saline meters - ?
Heater - ?
- Whats a good amount for a 55 gal
Lighting - ?
Occupants - Would like starfish / snails / hermits / shrimp / other fish
I'm sure I'm missing tons, but off the top of my head thats all I can think of.