Hello all, I have been fascinated with saltwater setups for some time now, and I am ready to make the plunge. I currently have a 40 gallon breeder tank that I am going to have set up for my tank.
I have a Coralife 2x96w light fixture, will that work for initial setup until I can get mh
lighting? I am interested in starting a reef setup with a handful of fish.
I will be doing the coast to coast type overflow, using the PVC
slit design. I just picked up a 20l tank to use as my sump/fuge. Is that enough? I will be using the hydor korila power heads for circulation. I will be using a protein skimmer in my sump, but I have limited height clearance for the skimmer, so any recommendations for a skimmer would be helpful. I have 18 inches of clearance in my cabinet for the skimmer...
I have a couple of buddies who have established tanks that I will be able to get sand from to help jumpstart my argonite sand.
Am I missing anything? Any pointers for a saltwater newb like myself? I have previous experience with discus in the freshwater world, so everyone says I will be ok.