Hey everyone, this is my first time posting here!
I've been wanting to get started on building a fluval edge 12 FOWLR
and I had a few questions and a few build proposals that I wanted to go over before I go any further.
I know there are a plethora of threads on this topic but many of them are fairly old and MANY of them have differing opinions so I thought it could help me getting a more pointed response.
This is my current wishlist:
* Fluval Edge 12
* Aqueon Pro 50 Submersible
Aquarium Heater (already ordered)
* 10 pounds of live rock from LFS
* 20 pounds Live sand from LFS
* Salt water from LFS
* Saltwater testkit
* Nano powerhead
With stock filter and lights for the time being.
From what I have seen from some other posts
this seems like all the supplies I would need.
Maintenance schedule would be 25% water changes once a week with water from LFS
for the first couple months and then possibly invest in a RODI
if things are going well.
I would eventually like to turn this into a nano reef once I can save up for the lighting(namely the 18 watt ultrabrite
that's fitted for the edge). I was wondering if not having the final tank lighting or any corals during the cycling period is a bad idea if I plan on adding them(lights/coral) within the first month?
* Is this a decent set up?
* Is my plan of action and supply list decent? What should I ABSOLUTELY add to this?
* Where will I run into complications(besides the edge being a crappy first salt tank as many have said)?
*What are the small things I'm forgetting about here? Please be nit picky.
Thanks for any and all help!