for a FOWLR
, the light u r using is more than enough,
good choice on skimmer and power head (thats what I m using heheh XP)
as someone might suggest don't need of live sand since they r in a bag for whoever know how long, the bacteria might all died.
but I used LS
and so far my tank is doing good.
I will suggest you do a planning on what livestocks you want, then think about how u should do the rocks, if u r gonna get fishes that like to dig burrows, remember to push the rocks(at the bottom) all the way til they touch the bottom of the aquarium.
have salt water ready before u buy LR
, after u pull the sand and finish your rock work, put 1 or 2 HOB
(if u have extra, if not just need to wait a little bit longer for the sand to settle.) to clear the water a little bit.
most of the time will have some die off, u might not need to put raw shrimps to cycle your tank,but recommanded to get 1 for a 30gal tank. then just let the tank cycle, do water test every couple days until u see the nitrate raise, then your cycle is done, and u r ready to slowly intro fishes to your tank.
during the cycle, u can put cleaning crew if u want, but should be better put them in after.