So here it goes. I have a 40 gallon Jebo R375 tank with a standard powerhead with drip filtration the upper back of tank. I also have an Ehiem canister filter running. I have very good water movement on 45 lbs of live rock. Tank has had the live rock for a month. I have had the water tested several times and water is perfect. I also have a protein skimmer that has been up and running for two days now.
I have 1 blue damsel, 2 clowns, and one royal gramma, 1 blue tang (yes I know I may need to get rid of him due to size of tank), one cleaner shrimp, one crab and 10 hermit crabs.
I did have a brief explosion of brown algae (diatoms), but I have cut down on light (150 watts) to about 5 hours a day and the brown algae has subsided. All in all things are running smoothly. I hope to add no more than one additional fish (maybe a yellow watchman with a pistol shrimp).
Bottom line: I am interested in going from FOWLR
to Reef. So now where do I begin?