Warm Greetings to all,
I've jumped in the deep end with my first fish tank ever. My wife probably thinks I'm crazy and I can't blame her. Before three days ago I the only thing I knew about salt water tanks were that they were pretty. But I've more or less inherited more than a sane person would start with. Here's what I'm getting moved into my house tomorrow: (excuse my ignorance on many of these items, it's been a heck of a crash course learning this stuff for the past three days)
custom saltwater acrylic tank w/ stand that has been established for several years.
A pump system that is said to be big enough for a 5k gal
Includes a UV
filter and a protein filter
Lights, chemicals, food and some replacement parts
All the water, sand, coral and fish. (3 tangs, on brittle starfish and a sea slug)
My biggest question is were do I start to make sure I don't lose all the life in the tank? I've seen some of the general specs for tanks (temp, pH, SG
etc) and I do have a degree in biology but I've never even owned any goldfish, let alone something as massive and complicated as this. I took this on knowing full well this would be no easy task so any help would be greatly appreciated.