We were given a 75 gallon aquarium that was set up as saltwater. It was left in a home without power so we had to tear it down and brought it home and cleaned it up real good. It has the pro clear wet dry sump with bioballs, hose that goes from overflow to the sump pump, a return pump that I think was used in the sump with hose to the tank, led
white lights and led
blue lights, 2 heaters, hang on overflow box that I need to replace as lips are broken, and about 75-90 lbs of dead live rock. We've bought 1 powerhead, our subtrate, got it cleaned, cleaned all the dead live rock that we are going to use and have it ready, also bought our instant ocean. Before I get started, still need to pick up the replacement overflow box, another powerhead and a protein skimmer.
Any suggestions would be helpful. Don't have alot of extra money right now so it needs to be on the low expense side. Our plan is to start out with some fish, some inverts, and a little coral. Any suggestions on the protein skimmer and how they work.