I am in the process of starting up a 45g saltwater aquarium. The equipment I have right now is Wet/Dry Filter/12W UV
and Hamilton Technology Retro (2)55w Power Compacts. I was able to locate some OldCastle sand and will be using this for my sand bed. I also plan on adding live rock. My questions are:
1-Do I need a Protein Skimmer?
2-Can I start the tank with just the sand bed, then ad LR
later or should I do everything all at once.
3-Would a Fluidized Bed be usefull in a SW