Had an unfortunate incident a few months ago while i was away. Had a friend feeding my 55 gallon tank for the week and when I came back, everything was dead. According to him, my anemone died a couple of days after I left. I'm guessing it poisoned the water and killed everything else because nobody removed it?
After grieving for a while, I've decided to start again. From scratch. Since I already have most of the equipment, it won't be as expensive this time around. I have the following:
55 Gallon Glass Aquarium
2 50 Watt Heaters
2 Powerheads (200 GPH
1 Seaclone 100 Protein Skimmer
1 Tetratec PF300 Filter
(2 x 10000 and 2 actinic)
The last time I had a terrible problem with algae. I couldn't keep it down at all. I had 40 lbs of live sand and 45 lbs of live rock in the tank. I was thinking about adding more of each this time. Maybe that would help?
Is there anything else that I should consider adding to this setup that might help me out? I'd like to start keeping some corals in there at some point. I'm thinking that I would have to upgrade the powerheads but that the lights should be fine. Should I add a sump, refugium, or canister filter?