I just started a 30 gallon bowfront SW
tank last week. I put about 40 pounds of old live sand in the bottom, then about 13 pounds of live rock, let it sit for about 5 days, and then put two Clown fish in it. So far, so good. I just put the fish in about 9 PM last nite. My hydrometer reads a consistant 1.018 to 1.020 in the last 6 days. I have a canister filter for a @60 gallon tank pumping water in and out. What I need to know is what else do I need. I have a large protein skimmer I could use, but do I need it? What live plants should I put in the tank. What lighting can I get by with because I don't plan on any coral?
I also have been doing fresh water for almost a year, having a 100, 90, 72BF, 20,and 2 55 gallon tanks. Any advice will be most helpful. Larry