So I'm starting with a 46 bowfront, it has the stock lid, the hob
filter it came with (its the double chamber bio wheel model) and the stock light. My plan is to turn this into my first salt water tank. This will be my first salt tank but I am experienced in fw
, I have a 90gal cichlid tank and a 20 gal
So my plan is to do a reef, I'd like to keep corals eventually, I realize patience is the name of the game when it comes to setting up a salt water tank. I'd like some feedback on if my plan sounds reasonable.. Thanks in advance.
Plan: I have limited funds to get this going however I usually get a bonus around feb and am planning to purchase the lighting and a hob
skimmer at that time. I want to use the hob
filter I have with lr
rubble for some additional filtration. I'd like to start with about 40lbs of live sand and about 40 lbs of live rock and the filter. Then use the time between now and feb to ensure the tank is fully cycled before I add anything to it (this would also give me time to get my scape right). Then in feb add the lighting,skimmer, cuc etc.. Is this doable? Am I missing anything vital for just getting in sand and rock for the cycle?