First oof this place is GREAT ! Thanks to everyone who helps out !
Ok as of now in my 55 I have 5 goldfish and a pleco. They are going away soon and I get to start my SW
Sand. I am going to buy live sand for SURE, how much ?
Rock- I am going to use black lava rock as a base and then on top put some Fiji live rock. I heard in time the lava rock will look almost as good as the live rock... or should I skip the lava rock and save another payday and get all live rock. Can I mix Fiji rock and the Tonga branch? Or maybe skip the lava rock and go with the live rock "kit" http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=20757
anyone have luck with this stuff...?
Lighting- Since it will be fish only, and maybe a few shrooms
near the top of the rock later after tank is all happy. Will a single florecent tube Ocean Sun 10,000K Deep Water light work in my tank?
Filter-Emperor 400 BIO-Wheel Filter for now and maybe some sort of proein later... I can run both right?
As for set up I was going to put in my live sand and live rock. And let it cycle right in my tank. No light on it. Filter and 1 powerhead running and 50-75% water changes every other day. And then when things got straight, add a few shrimp and hearty friendly fish. Then add some others... clowns and whatnot. I know it will be close to a month before Iet real fish it it.
For the water changes I Was thinking 2 rubbermaid trash cans. 1 good water and one bad. I have a Culligan drinking system and was told that is GREAT for making SW
. IT's not softened, just the drinking system. I figured if I ran a tube fromt the drinking water system and let it run all night i just may have 55 gallons by morning !
Am I headed on the right track?
Do i need any major changes here?