so i have finished cycling my tank about three weeks ago and everything is going good. i though i would post some pics and ask some advice on my journey to a reef tank. here are some pics of my tank right now:
anyways here are my specs.
dt - around 80 lbs of rock. (60 lbs are man made)
2 1/2 in sand bed( mixture of sugar grain,med grain, and Florida beach sand)
2 - snails
1- turbo snail
2- false perc clownfish
1- 750 gph
1- 250 watt heater
about 6 lbs of live rock and a hand full of macro algae.
a section with a dsb
about 4 in deep. viaAqua return pump.
dt = Nova Extreme pro 48" t5 ho
8 bulb fixture( one of the ballast is out so 6 bulb) 4 blue bulbs, 2 10000k white bulbs.
sump = 1 40watt 6500k daylight cfl.
so far everything is going good. i do have a break out of diatoms and hair algae but i am not to worried about it since this is very common in new tanks. well here is my plan for a reef tank... in the center i plan on having 3 large feather dusters in the center to make a field of feather dusters. at the bottom of the tank i plan on having lots of mushrooms, some green star polyps, leather coral, toadstool, sponges, button polyps. middle to top i plan on having 2 clams, some hard corals idk what kind yet( open to suggestions) and some zoas.
as far as fish and inverts go i am at a stall. i would like to keep it tropical with lots of color and as many fish i can have. inverts i plan on having a peppermint shrimp, lots of crabs and snails, i dont remember the name but the blue reef safe starfish.
if anybody has any input on fish i should get or corals i should look at i am very open to it.