Agreed with the others on the headboard idea, I don't think you will like the noise all that much. What you hear during the day with all the surrounding ambient noise will be much different than what you pick up in the dead of night. That I leave to you though.
For equip recommendations, it will primarily depend on the type of tank you want. If you stick to an FO
as indicated, the wet/dry will work but you may wish just go with a standard <<sump
>> instead. They can be much easier to maintain and less hassle with water quality. Since you have opted for MH
lighting I would honestly go the extra and also greatly increase the amount of rock in the tank. You can stick with the original 50 lbs of LR
and then augment the rest with about 200 lbs of <<base rock
>>. You will have much better biologcal filtration in the long run and much less maintenace.
The skimmer you've chosen is also too small for a 220 gal
tank. I would actually suggest an Aqua C EV 240, Euroreef ES8-4 or Aqua Medic Turbofloater 1000.
I would skip the "quick cycle" products. They will rarely if ever do as they claim and are more or less water in a bottle. The only one that I have heard anyone say does anything is the new SW
BioSpira but I think the jury's still out on that one too. Very little anecdotal evidence as yet to support it does as claimed. Your better off with the tried a true ways of cycling with either a few raw cocktail shrimp or more LR
. Both of these articles should help:
How to cycle your tank with out the use of fish
Curing Live Rock? I didn't even know it was sick!!
You may also wish to check out the other info in the <<articles