I hope you guys can help me with this, it may be a lot of silly questions I have. Firstly my (soon-to-be-delivered) tank will be 75G and have 80lbs of LR
but no LS
. It will have flourescent lighting until I save enough $ to upgrade
There will be a sump underneath with Biobals, Tunze protein skimmer, SFILIGIO Flite chiller, Ozonier. (I've only had previous experience with freshwater fish, so this will be my first real marine tank.)
Assuming the above equipment list is adequate, my only question has to do with keeping maintenance EASY.
1) Since the top of the tank will be open, I expect that there will be lots of evaporation, and I also expect to have to dose kalkewasser (and other additives I guess?) every now and again. Is there a simple, reliable way that I can combine and automate both these activities? At a reasonable cost? I'm not so keen on the KENT system which I believe needs to hang above the aquarium (no room), some of the others I've seen are very $. There was a product called NURCE on the web, but its no longer produced. Is there an easy and effective way to do this?
2) Regarding the top off water itself, I know its not recommended to use tap water, so is the alternative to install a RO
system (like culligan)? Is there anything different between the RO
systems for human vs. aquarium use?
Thanks alot for any help!