Well, then you are going to have a wide range of stuff that you will need. First, you will need a new light. Measure how deep it is and we can tell you if you will need T5 HO
or Metal Halide (MH
). As for skimmer, look at reef octopus as they are great for the money. CPR is good for skimmers as well. For sand, get dry aragonite. 60-70lbs should be good IMO
. You want to aim for about 1-2lbs of live rock per gallon. I would get about 80lbs and go from there. You can do a mix of base rock and live rock to save some money, the base rock will become live over time. As for powerheads, look at hydor koralias as they move lots of water in a small (IMO
) package. Are you going to have a sump? No filters will be needed as live rock will be your filtration source. As for testing, grab yourself a refractometer as they are more accurate than the hydrometers, also, grab a liquid test kit and don't even look at the test strips because they aren't worth the time or money. Heaters, get two just in case one breaks. 2x100w heaters should be enough. Hope this helps.
By the way, saltwater WILL take lots of time and money, but the payoff is way worth it IMO