I'm setting up my 75G tank tonight. I have a few final questions that I would like advice on please.
*Wet/Dry filter: my tank will not have any live rock in it yet during setup and cycling. I will not have the $ to add a the correct ammount of LR
right now, it will be added periodically. I will be using aragonite as substrate. Should I use the sponge filters for my wet/dry overflow and sump? Should I use the bio balls? As live rock is added, can or should these be removed?
*Return Pump / Powerhead: what is a good submersable return pump, cost effective? What is a good powerhead to add to the tank for circulation, again cost effective?
*Adding substrate and water: I will be putting in the substrate first, for the initial fill, using tap water with conditioner to remove chlorine and chloramines. I will then add salt to bring the tank to the correct silinity. I will not have any live rock to cycle the tank, should I use the raw shrimp? LR
will be added incrementally in time. I will be proabably be doing 20% water changes every 2 weeks b/c of my job, 100% travel. I will either use RO
& D/I water from my tap or H2O from the LFS
Any help you could give with these final questions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.