I've decided to take the plunge into SW
! Before i get started i would like to note that this is a planning thread. I am planning on getting the tank around christmas time but i'd like to plan ahead so my job will be easier when i actually am ready.
Here is the equipment i plan on getting:
-2 Koralia Powerheads rated for 240GPH
-Biocube stock filter (Live rock in chamber or media cartridge?)
-Aqueon Pro 100W Heater
-Stock Biocube Lighting (x2 10000K 36W Blue/White light)
-Refractometer (everyone recommends it. Where can i get a cheap one?)
Unit (I don't think there is a place to buy water here so i guess i'll need one. Again if anyone has a link to a cheap one)
I think i listed it all. Please inform me if i missed something.
Substrate and rock:
-25lbs of base rock sound good? (Prefer not getting critter from live rock and i'd rather let the cycle take longer it'll help my wallet a little LOL)
-30lbs Aragonite sand
Now for the stock. Probably what i need the most help with:
x2 Clowns (Oscellaris or Black? Can't decide!)
x1 Flame Angel
x1 Royal Gramma
x1 Clown Goby
x3 Peppermint Shrimp
x1 Skunk Cleaner shrimp
x2 Super Tongan Nassarius Snail
x3 Electric Blue Hermit Crab
I know it might be overstocked but that why you guys are here hehe. I presume like in freshwater inverts have a low bioload?
Corals. I want a reef but what worries me is the flame angel. I've heard many stories though that a flame was kept successfully with a reef:
x1 Long Polyp Leather
x1 Neon Pineapple Tree Coral
x1 Colony Polyp, Orange/Green
x1 Candy Cane Coral
x1 Toadstool Mushroom Leather Coral
Food: Clueless here. I understand they need live food from time to time but can i feed flake?
Thanks for all the help and i can't wait to get this started!