Well, for starters, I've been doing FW
for 15+ Years, but this will be my first soiree into Salt Water.
Previously I had 30G, 29G, and 10G FW
tanks, recently I combined the under-stocked 30 and 29 and put those into a single 55Gal, so now I have a 29 and 30 that are being unused.
My plan is to take the 30 Cube and take my first trip down Salt Water Lane. Here's my set up so far.
Tank - 30 US Gallon Cube: 279.25 sq in SA
Filtration - Magnum 350 with BIO Pro 60.
Skimmer - Bak-Pak 2
Substrate - Tropic Isle Tahitian Moon Sand (Should I change this to one that will help buffer PH
Live Rock - Yes, but how much do I need? I plan on purchasing it from the LFS
, so I shouldn't need to cure it, correct? Also, since I'm adding this to a fresh tank with no fish, even if it does need to be cured, this can be done during my cycle?
Lighting - Standard ATM, will upgrade after cycling.
Salt - Instant Ocean
I'm not wanting to go nuts with the tank. In other words, I want it to be something I can enjoy more than fiddle with after the initial set up head aches. I only plan to have a couple of clowns, possibly a domino, and a star. I might eventually get an anemone, but that's not certain yet. I've spent time reading both here, and the Krib and it seems like I should be good to start my fishless cycling once the Filter and Skimmer get here.
What else do I need to be looking for?
Thanks in advance.