Alright so my husband and I have decided we want to give a go at a SW
water tank. After many year of FW
just seems so much more interesting and rewarding.
So I have been reading and reading and reading lol and we are picking up our tank this Sunday which has been a FOWLR
for the last 10 years. (46 bowfront) Its coming with some equipment and some inhabitants which I will be giving to the fish store or trading for some live rock. Because in all reality I'm not ready for live animals in this tank lol. I need pet rocks first.
I do need some help though, although most of the equipment is coming with this and has been bought new within the last 6 months, I don't have a whole lot left to purchase, but I would like some input before I start putting hundreds of dollars of what may be useless equipment in to this. I want it to be my pride and joy not a nightmare.
Here is what comes with it....
Glass top/with light, Fluval 304 canister filter with all media, 2 Hydor Koralia 4 turbo pumps 1200 GPH
, WON Pro Heat II 250w Digital heater, and Prizm Deluxe Skimmer.
I have about 30 lbs of live rock. 4 fish included. Immaculate Puffer, Niger Trigger, Maroon Clown, and Spotted Hawkfish. Misc crabs,snails also in tank.
Test kits, Sea salt, cleaners, and more will also be included.
Obviously I need a new light considering this is a regular ol aquarium light. Because I do want to keep some soft and LPS
corals ( no SPS
So here is what I was thinking for the lighting... is this enough? I really want to stay away from MH
and having to get a chiller.
Coralife Lunar Aqualight Compact Fluorescent Fixture 96 Watt coralife 36 inch lunar aqualight 36 lunar aqualight
I would like to add 25 lbs more of live rock.... 30 lbs of rock comes with already along with sand and he says he has more sand I can have.
Combo Live Rock: Combination Box Live Rock from Aquatic Connection Live
What else would be super important to have ? and if these supplies above are not sufficient what should I consider getting?
Thank you for the help