Well......finally did it after getting rid of my 2 fw
tanks awhile back. Picked up a 46gal bowfront, stand, fluval canister filter, crushed coral substrate, heater, digital thermometer, hydrometer, test kits,.....and on and on.
Got it all set-up, water in it, heater is wamring it up, filter is running, light on.
I am going live rock, no coral.
Recommended method of cycling, and with or without live rock in the tank while cycling? Owner of LFS
said to use fish, he recommended a fish (cant remember name) that would help cycle, but was hardy enough to do well even when the initial ammonia spikes.
Water temp? I set the heater for 77 to start, just to get it warmed up.
Stocking once cycled? My wife wants clownfish, which I will do, but what else do you all recommend. Being my first SW
I dont want any fish that are a PITA to feed or need some exotic food.
Clean-up crew? What should I go with?
When should I add salt? Should I get an electronic hydrometer? The one I got is a cheap one with a floating arm in a vial thing.