I currently have a 125 Gallon freshwater setup. It includes a Emperor 400 HOB
filter, a Sunsun 525 GPH
canister filter, 500 watt heater, regular fluorescent lights and sand substrate. I have had discus for around three years with this set up with no problems, but I would like a change. I was thinking of moving to saltwater, and while I consider myself pretty well versed when it comes to fresh water, I feel like an idiot when it comes to Saltwater. One thing I do know though, is that I have a lot of research to do, but, I was curious if some one could guide me in the right direction? I would like to have live rock and live coral in the tank (Didn't know if this was pertinent to the lighting.) What new hardware would I need to buy? I was thinking probably new bulbs? I would like to use the filters that I already have as well, but would this be possible? Would I need to add a protein skimmer? I do have a powerhead, I think it is maybe around 550 gph
(It came with the tank, and I never used it with the discus, so would need to check to be positive on this size) are these necessary as well?
Sorry for so many questions, like I said I would like to investigate, but it seems a bit overwhelming so I was just hoping for maybe someone to let me know what I can use that I already have, and what I would absolutely need to buy.