I bought a 72 gallon bowfront set up & running saltwater and brought it home last night. I was able to transport all but about 15 gallons of the prior owner's water.
Here's what's up & running on the tank:
3" of live sand
50# of live rock (approximately)
2 Bak-Pak2 with the white plastic strips (looks like shredded paper) and the pre-skimmers.
2 Aqua-Clear 300 with bags of carbon and phosphate something or other.
2 300W heaters
1 power compact with 130Watts total output (I think)
We have one spiny sea starfish, a large NASTY Sebae Clown, 2 bubble tip anemones, and various snails & crabs. I have some of that rock anemone growing as well that I need to kill off.
The purchase included all of the supplies - and I have more stuff than I know what to do with. Every kind of Kent brand supplement, vitamin, conditioner, additive etc that they make. Also have a Diotomatic filter not being used, add'l powerheads, another powercompact lighting unit (no bulbs), sump pump, RO
filter, etc. I haven't gone through everything but we literally stacked the back of a van with her stuff. I can't believe I got all this for $400. Anyway, I digress.
Any comments on the set-up as is today? I would eventually like this to be a reef tank - maybe in a year or so. I have so much to learn!
The tank looks terrible this morning - sand deposited everywhere and cloudy. Temp is at 76 so it cooled off quite a bit during tansport (she kept it at 78.) I"m not sure the skimmers are working correctly (have lots of white bubbles under the foam collector, but no deposits actually getting in the collector container)
I'll be reading through all the owner's manuals on the equipment today.