I would take a little different approach. Lose the filter and replace with LR
and a skimmer. With this type of setup only a normal output flourescent is needed.
tank, light/hood, heater, substrate(4in DSB
), skimmer and some ph
for good water movement.
Of course the tests mentioned above as well as salt is needed. The FW
kit will not likely work. I keep pH at 8.2 and weekly test ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phosphates, calcium and alkalinity. I keep a closer eye on salinity and use a refractometer although a hydrometer will work.
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40lbs livesand(bag from LFS
), 30lbs live rock(LR
2 O. Clowns
1 peppermint shrimp, 5 red leg hermit crabs,
4 mexican turbo snails, 15 nassarius snails
ricordea mushroom, candy cane coral,
super color polyps, hairy mushrooms
bubble coral, hawiian feather duster
coralife lunar 2x65, HOT magnum canister
10 Gal refugium(chaeto) & seaclone skimmer