I recently bought a 125g tank, filtration system, stand, and lighting system from an old aquarist on CL
. So far I have the stand and filtration, but I'm not picking up the tank until Wednesday.
The guy I bought it from gave me two five gallon buckets of live rock and one bucket of sand for free. The LR
has a lot of nice corraline algae on it. Good stuff.
The filtration system I got is awesome as well, about a 40g sump system with protein skimmer and refug
I went out today and picked up three bags of play sand. Home depot didn't have any PFS, but I've used this particular sand in the past and it's worked fine. I also got a twenty pound bag of black sand. I think with the black sand and aragonite sand mixed in it will look pretty natural.
I also bought enough salt mix for 150g, which will hopefully be enough for the sump and main tank.
I'm going to definitely buy some base rock but I'm not sure how much yet, I'll have to decide once I get the tank and the rock I have now into it.
I'm going to have to build a canopy to house the lighting system. The guy that had the tank before me had it hooked to the cieling, and our ceiling is slanted so it won't work. It will also keep the cats out, so that's a plus haha.
Here's my tenative fish list, please let me know if you think it's overstocked or incompatable or anything
Seargent Major Damelfish (x2-3?)
If you have any suggestions for tangs I'd love to hear them! I haven't decided on what kind I want.
Also if you know of any large or dwarf angelfish that would work that would be awesome as well
I'll upload pictures of everything I have so far tomorrow morning, and then more on Wednesday after I pick up the tank.
I'm going to take this very slowly since this will be my first SW
tank. Go big or go home, right?
Thanks in advance!