It sounds like your on track, that NH3
is a tad bit high I think, not good for the clownfishs' gills, but they are quite hardy, and should make it throught the cycling process.
Have you discussed the UGF
with anyone yet??? Those are very high upkeep pieces of equipment that will require constant cleaning on your part. So long as your not planning on keeping extremely aggresive fish that would eat your cleaning crew, you might look into a Sand bottom with no UGF
, they take care of themselves, and CC
is a source of nitrate.
I myself am looking forward to adding the sand to my tank next month, the glass bottom is drab, and I think that it looks great, much better than CC