cheapest protein skimmer i have found is over 150, so thats going to have to wait along with the sump. but i have never had a problem with bio-wheels with carbon. thats the filtration on my last 55 long was two 75+ gal
bio wheels with carbon. i also plan on getting a power head and one more bio-cube circulation pump.
well seeing how i would need rotifers for the fry breeding is out of the question for now. the 6 line wrasse will be the only aggressive fish i will put in there. when i do get anemones it will be 2 to 3 months after i have added a few more fish, and i will get supplements for them.
i like some of the hitch hikers on the live rock, but i will see about the BRS and see if anyone down here has any. i only shop at one store for my fish, and two others for my live rock. im the type that doesnt like to buy stuff like that online and when i do buy the fish from the store its a week after they get a new shipment in.