Have had FW
for years but am new to salt. Was at the LFS
the other day and my son really likes the colorful SW
fish. My wife likes the pretty corals and such. Well, I made the "mistake" of saying that when we move to the new house I would consider converting my 40b to salt, my son got very excited about that. This won't be for a couple of months but I would like to get some things together.
Here is what I have right now:
10g standard aquarium
36" Nova Extreme dual bulb t5ho
100 pounds PFS
I am looking into either a 20 or 30 long for a DIY sump and BeanAnimal's DIY overflow system.
What size piping for the standpipes and return?
Can/should I use a spray bar on the return?
What model/size return pump?
I need a protein skimmer but not sure which models/sizes to look into.
Can I use the PFS in the DT and for a DSB
in the sump? If not, what kind of sand do I need to get?
Will need one or two more heaters.
How much live rock will I need and can I keep some of it in the sump?
Is the lighting good enough and what can I keep under this lighting?
Can't think of anything else right now but I am sure there are more things that need to be addressed. Feel free to advise. Sorry for the long post. Thanks a ton.