Welcome to AA!!
you've got a good start on your first SW
tank! I just started my first SW
tank few months ago an just started cycling my 2nd one today!! It's a little addicting once you get started!! Instead of buying all live rock, you could get some base rock and use the live rock you have to seed it. Base rock is much cheaper, about $2/ pound. You really only need about 10-14 more pounds. Is this gonna be fish only with live rock (FOWLR
) or u wanna do corals at some point? If you want corals, you'll need more powerheads and flow and good lighting, FOWLR
you can get away with stock lighting and less flow, although you will still need some powerheads.
What are you using to cycle your tank?