I've decided to go ahead with a FO
tank and I've pretty much finalized my setup and I'm looking to see if my fish selection will work.
2x 300w heater
some protein skimmer planned (see below for details)
geosystem substrate+crushed coral
dead coral/rock/fake plants at bottom
coralife light (thin bulbs but VERY bright, 1white/1blue inside) 4'
As for protein skimmer: I am looking at the coralife super skimmer 125. I live in Canada and the price is $280 CDN here, or $140 US on ebay, so I'm considering purchasing one from ebay. I don't know how warranties work or how reliable these things are so I was looking for some input.
The fluval FX5 pushes water pretty well but I don't know whether or not I need a powerhead for a FO
tank. I don't mind getting one if it's recommended/required.
The tank has been cycling for a week as freshwater with goldfish. It's now been converted to salt water and has some mollys (though not enough to do anything) In a week or two I will add a few damsels if the tank tests ok but none of the below fish will be added until January so it will be ready for sure.
The GOOD PART!! The fish:
Blue Tang (Dorie from Finding Nemo)
Zebra Moray Eel (or some other kind if I cannot find a zebra)
Lastly - either a damsel if he survives after cycling, a boxfish, or a niger trigger or nothing at all!
I really like all of these fish and I'm hoping I can create a community for them
I've also attached pictures of my tank here!
Thanks for all the advice!!