I need some advice. I'm going to pick up a 110g 60" tank in two weeks. I can't decide what to upgrade/change out/or add. So far I got:
1 60" Oceanic 110g cherry tank w/ two overflows
2 plumbing kits
stand(i didn't want to risk it making my own)
Oceanic reef ready sump(I think it's 30g)
2 drain socks
1 Titanium heater 400w
pro clear skimmer model 150
I haven't decided on lights yet or the canopy. If I make my own canopy, I can make it a father and son project which would be cool. I only want to keep beginner/ hardy corals. I would like to stay away from MH
's. I have a 29g BC with 2 clowns, a bi color angel, a sand sifting star fish, and various snails. I found out from a FS that the angel will limit what type of corals I can keep in my tank since it might nip on them. It is also a major PIA to feed. It might have to go once I get the bigger tank. I'm thinking about adding some Koralia's for water circulation. How many should I get? Right now I have two in my 29g BC. I have them on a timer, one turns on with the day time lights and the other one(a nano) turns on with the moonlights.
I'm undecided with the sand I'm going to use. I can go the cheap route and use sandbox sand for the base then fiji pink sand(that's what I have in my BC) on top of it. Or use the right sand to begin with although more expensive. I plan on getting my LR
on line. I figure about 175lbs total, 100-125lbs of LR
and the rest will come from the rocks that the corals are attached to.
I haven't decided on what return pump to get just yet. I really don't want to purchase items more than once i.e buy a return pump, skimmer, and etc only to find out I should've gotten a better make/model. I'm by no means in a hurry to get this tank going once I get it. So I have plenty of patience and time to decide. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.