I am new to the site and need some advice for converting my 55 gallon freshwater over to saltwater. First off let me say that I plan in the next year or so upgraded to a 110 x-high tank so i've been trying to get my equipment up to par. Here is my current equipment List:
- 5 x 54 watt T5 lighting (48" long)
- Ehiem 2028
- Ehiem 2227 Wet/Dry Filter
- 10 gallon sump w/ 900gph return
- CPR overflow
- Air bars
- 2 X 150 watt heaters
- 1 in-line heater
All the heaters are for the drafty CT winters
I am planning on using my 10 gallon for a protein skimmer and a small refugium. Is there any other equipment I am missing to get my saltwater tank running? plans for the 110 gallon would to only upgrade the refugium and add powerheads to get my flow rate high enough for coral.
For the summer I plan to get a chiller to stabilize the water temperature at 78 degrees. Is there anything that I am missing or should do differently to start my salt water tank?