I am starting my very first salt water tank. It is kind of on a budget thing. I would never do it, but my friend sold me a tank, stand and 200W light for $50. Another friend gave me hob
protein skimmer (without a pump).
So here is my equipment:
10 gallon DIY refugium
skimmer with Rio Venturi 600
2x98W power compact light
2 aqueon circulation pumps, 500 and 700.
One power head for return from sump/refugium.
100gpd 6stage RODI
(kind of a disappointment)
It all started couple of months ago. This time around I am not in a hurry, how I was with my fw
tanks. I took my time to research and buy equipment.
About a week ago I filled tank with water, yesterday added 20lb of live sand. Tomorrow I will get another 20lb of sand and 35lb of live rock. Some of that sand will go into refugium.
Here are some pictures of how I got to this point...