A little background...I currently have a 36" long x 12" wide x 20" high tank that's current residents are getting upgraded to a 55 gallon. I've gotten conflicting numbers as far as gallonage is concerned, 30 gallons being the smallest so that's what I've decided to consider it to be on the safe side! And I would really love to turn it into a reef
That being said this is my first SW
so all help and input is appreciated. This will probably be a slow and steady build as I have my very first nephew on the way and I have a hard time controlling myself in baby section these days. So now that that's out, I would love some critique on my proposed equipment. Most of these items I've picked up from reading through threads constantly!
So possible 30+ tank
2x aquaclear 70 (1 for a modified refuge)
2x Koralia 750
4 bulb T5 fixture from fishneedit (I'd like to keep a good variety of coral, some higher lighting so suggestions here are valued!)
And I'm thinking if just ordering the 45lbs of Fiji standard live rock from LA, the closest place that sells SW
other than Petco is 2 hours, so 90% of this will be ordered including stock. Opens the options up anyways!
What I'd love some ideas on are a good refactometer, I have an API for fresh (would it be better just to add a high Ph and get a higher end reef kit?). I've read salifert is a good option but all I saw on a quick google were the individual tests. Is there an all in one? Also I'm looking into am RO
unit, nothing hard core. But I live out in the sticks with country water so it's probably a good idea!
Any and all input is appreciated!