I NEED HELP. I have just set up a 90 gal
. tank. I want to make it a reef w/ some fish tank. Small fish like mandarins, and other sm. things.
First the tank is up. The bottom is drilled, the plumbing is complete. I have a 29 gal
. sump below. I have 8-4ft. t5 HO
bulbs, all on timers(4 ea.X 2 timers), plus 2 sm. CFL's for night lighting. It has 5 in. of live carib-sea gravel. It has an undergravel plenum made of 1 in. PVC
, and egg crate material, covered with screen material. With that, I have a 1in. lift tube in the opposite corner(opposite corner of the drilled overflo area) w/a powerhead. 2 Hydor powerheads in random areas to keep movement in all places in the tank. In the sump, I have a CA
3000 pump to return the water back to the tank. But that's it. I have a protein skimmer that I got from a friend, but he didn't know how it works, neither do I. It has a RIO 800 venturi powerhead attached to a tube coming out the side. Up aways is another tube with a strainer on it. The opening of the powerhead has 2 airline fittings on it. And it sits in the sump. That's all I know about it. Other than that the sump is empty. (with the exception of a Fluval "E" 300 wt. heater. What do I put in the sump. PLEASE HELP ME.