Good day all-
I am a saltwater NEWBIE, an AA forums NEWBIE(love it), and a marine fish lover!
I have recently purchased a 47.5 gallon Juwel tank and stand and set it up as a saltwater system. I would like to see if anyone has any advise on what to add, change, etc based on the following equipment:
1-47.5ga Juwel aquarium with internal corner filter, biological, with flow rate of approx. 160 GPH
1-Eheim Cannister filter #2217, with BIOMECH and ESUBSTRAIT, flow rate approx 250 GPH
1-Prizm Deluxe protein skimmer
22lbs- Live Fiji Rock (40# Keys coming from lr
.com very soon)
Digital therm and Digital pH monitor
Crushed coral, 40lbs. for substrait
2-30W flourescents, 1-daylight, and 1 blue actinic
7-black mollies for cycling
1-red legged hermit for cleaning up a little.
It has been operating for 1 week now, my measurements are as follows:
pH-8.0 (adding buffer each day)
Ammonia- 1.0 mg
Nirates- 30 mg
Nitrites- 3.0 mg
Calcium- 460 mg
Am I on the right path, or is there anything else I need to be doing to increase the chances of having a ultra-successful FOWLR
system? All equipment is operating fine, I just want to give my future inhabitants the best possible chance to survive and thrive.
Thanks in advance for the help!