I am in the process of setting up a 65 gallon reef tank and I know close to nothing. But, I am a quick learner.
I have 60 lbs of live rock in there now and the water has been cycling since Saturday. I bought everything used, but it was all a year old. $275 for tank, coralife lighting, Pro Clear 150 wet/dry filter, and protein skimmer. I need lots of help.
How often should I be replacing the evaporated water? I bought my water pre-mixed at the the local shop. I intend to start mixing my own.
Where should I buy a cheap RO
My lighting is 10,000K and Actinic. Can I have the lights on now with just live rock while the water is cycling? What should I do for lighting once it gets up and running?
My protein skimmer needs repaired... Do I need it right now with just live rock or can it wait a week or so?
Once I am ready to add some things... what should I start with that is fairly inexpensive in case I lose some things while I am learning?
Are there some recommended intro books and articles I can read? I feel like I need a chemistry degree the more I read articles and threads.
Thanks. I'm sure I will have more questions. I'll try to post some pics here in a few.