Well i have decided to make the transition and convert my current FOWLR
tank to a reef tank. Before i start anything, i just want to make sure that nothing is over looked. My current equipment is as follows...
Tank- 180 acrylic (6x2x2)
Sump- 45 gal
Refugium- 35 gal
with macro and 3 mangroves
Skimmer- Coralife 220
Sterilizer- Coralife 36 watt
Lighting- 900+ watts of MH
Circulation- 18.5 turn over rate
Live Rock- 275lbs Tonga and Fiji Branch
Live Sand- 280lbs
Husbandry and Parameters
- 10% weekly (RODI
water & Oceanic salt)
Testing- Weekly with safilert tests
Inhabitants (quarantined for 8 weeks)
1- 4" Hippo Tang
1- 3" Sailfin Tang
1- 4" Lawnmower Blenny
20- Nassaris Snails
1- Red Serpent Star
All parameters have been stable for about 3 months and all of this stuff came from an established 135.
Are there other things that i should be testing for? What type of beginning corals would you recommend? I mainly like softies but would love to have clams as well, would this be possible?