Converted my 27G cube over to a marine tank after wanting to start one for months.
This is what I have so far for equipment
27 Cube tank (20"W x 18"D x 20"H)
20" Finnex FugeRay 7000k (Going to upgrade to 24" Finnex Ray2 Aquarium Day/Actinic once I fill comfortable going reef)
Marineland C-220 Canister Filter (220 GPH
) (all tray loaded with filter floss at first then will change media.
Fluval Sea CP1(265 GPH
Hydor Koralia Nano 240 (240 GPH
) (Just for initial salt mixture since I mixed in tank)
Aquatic Life 115 Mini Protein Skimmer
35 pounds of Carib Sea South Sea Base Rock
40 pounds of Carib Sea Aragonite Reef Sand
Been going at it for about 9 hours today.
Removed fish and traded in for store credit and transfer remanding plants to other planted tank. After that gave the tank and canister a good cleaning with water and vinegar. Once that was done I spray painted the rear of the tank with a flat black paint. While that was drying I washed the Aragonite Reef sand and the base rock to get ride most of the milkyness. Lastly I arranged the base rock to my liking and added the RO
water and salt mix.
Finish product after an hour
Going to add the protein skimmer and starting my cycle tomorrow with Instant Ocean BIO-Spira (Marine) since I had such good luck with the fresh water version.