okay I am really excited about this whole saltwater deal. I just bought a 70 gal
with a stand and hood. it came with a Eheim ecco 2236 canister filter, a 200 watt heater and a dual bulb 80 watt light.
My plans are to build some plexiglass covers with stuff from home depot
put some live rock in, have a deep sand bed with sand from home depot
some questions. how much live rock do I need. is the sand good enough, is the filter good enough, is the heater big enough, same with lights. It will be a fowler with dsb
. I was thinking about adding a powerhead that ariates as well for circulation, a protein skimmer(hang on the back). anything else. what is the best way to cycle, to take substrate from an existing tank or what, what types of testers do I need, is the filter good enough or do I have to add some other typle like physical IDK. what about quaranining what should that tank consist of. what about feeding the fish. I was thinking about some triggers, clowns, blennies, maybe even some eels, cool.
sorry about all the questions, but I am so excited. you don't have to awnser them all, any input is apreciated. nothing fancy just a basic setup thanks.