Hubby and I have both had lots of experience with Freshwater and have always wanted a saltwater set up. We finally have a place for a tank and decided this would be perfect. (we have given it lots of thought and research)
We bought a complete used saltwater setup everything but the fish. (Craigslist- never again -it was supposed to be 75 gal
, but according to measurement its only 60)
I haven't gone through everything for inventory but I don't see skimmer (based on pics ive seen) and the filter is a HOB
Tetra Whisper power. This is going to be a FO
tank, 60 gal
. Not sure what kind of fish besides clowns. (love those)
Do I really need a skimmer with a power filter? I've read the bio wheel filters are better and I'm looking at the Emperor line.
Sand or gravel? I've never used sand or had live plants? Are live plants better?
I have a bunch of dead coral, would they be safe to use?
Once I get it set up with just water how long should I wait to get fish?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.