well i just wanted to start a thread about my first big adventure with my 37 gallon saltwater tank. i started it about 10 days ago, added the live sand, the water and put together my pump system. i am actually not going to use a sump system as one of my friends uses a Rena FilStar Canister filter and so have i. i also have two Seio 620 powerheads going in there for circulation. i purchased about 20 pounds of base rock right now and i'm in the process of cleaning and curing it once its nice and set i will add it to the tank and hopefully by then start the cycle process if it hasn't started already.
now this is my first big tank with saltwater, i am a master with fresh water and about 9 months ago i turned my 12 gallon eclipse tank into a saltwater to learn the tricks of the trade. currently i have two clownfish and a royal dottyback in there and will move them over to the bigger tank once that's all ready to go. so i have some knowledge about Saltwater but not quite a master yet.
the smaller tank i plan to clean up real nice and turn into a dwarf seahorse/manderian tank eventually..but right now my focus is on my larger tank. thats where i stand right now.
my plan is to get all the rock, sand, powerheads, cycle and all that going and ready to go before i even add the first fish. i plan to have about 6 to 9 fish in there no more than that. i'm pretty much going to keep it a FOWLR
tank with maybe some smaller coral or something to that effect WAY later down the line. i will post pictures for those who wish to follow my progress.
i am open to comments and suggestions from anyone