I have had freshwater tanks for years and am attempting to switch to saltwater. After reading everything I can, I think I am on the right track but have a few questions and want to confirm what I am about to do.
I have a 75g tank with underground filter, biowheel filter and two powerheads. I want a FOWLR
tank. I think I need to ditch everything but the heater, tank and stand. Since my tank isn't drilled, I am thinking of using a Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB
protein skimmer. I will add a 50/50 mix of live sand and play sand. Adding 50 lbs of bulk Fiji Dry live rock and adding 25 lbs live rock from my lfs
. Also will add two Koralia Evolution 750 gph
I will be using my old light (a 4 ft flourescent) but will probably upgrade to a cheaper LED
since I wont have a reef. I think I need to take my glass covers off for air circulation and off gassing? I will need to buy a saltwater test kit, a refractometer and salt (Instant Ocean ok for FOWLR
Will buy a RO
later, probably a 4 stage? Will wait 3-6 weeks to determine what fish to add but understand that it is a slow process.
Does this look like I covered everything? Should anything be changed? Was thinking of using a sump or refugium but since it's FOWLR
do I really need it or is the PS enough?
Thanks in advance for any and all advice you have!