First of all thanks to everyone out there that has made my first year of saltwater a great one...now I am ready to move on.
I set up my first tank, a FOwLR
, almost a year ago and it has been doing great. I few hiccups but no major crashes over the year. I am ready to try my hand with a Reef system. My current set-up is:
55Gal AGA (not drilled)
80# of FA LR
Maxijet 1200 PH
AquaC Remora HOB
with Maxijet 1200
Substrate 55# of CarbiSea Seaflor special grade Aragonite
No sump or canister
Retrofit Coralife Aqualight 260Watts (48")
Livestock: yellow tang, percula clown, banded coral shrimp, feather duster, and clean up crew (snails and hermits)
Water conditions have always been good and I faithfully do a 10% water change every two weeks.
Now a couple of questions:
1) Do I need any further equipment to get started with some soft corals and some mushrooms. If I am going to add something I would rather do it now before I start with adding the corals
2) Are there standard supplements that need to be added? Recommendations? I know I will have to start testing and adjust Ca
but what about trace minerals?
3) Recommendations on what inverts to start with
4) I have no mechanical filtration and I do not use carbon. Do I need to start?
Thanks for the help.