Ok, my first post somehow was eaten by the spellchecker so this one will be a lot shorter.
-Been researching for about a month on SW
-Will be 55 gallons FOWLR
with a DSB
-Have not planned out fishies yet but have plenty of time before I can put them in anyways.
-How much sand should I buy for a 55, I know enough for 3-4" but about how many pounds is that?
-If I can't find the Southdown/Old Castle stuff at HD
/Lowes am I forced to buy the expensive stuff from a LFS
? Can I use a silica base sand (Most people say no but have read a few posts from people here who have used it with no problem?)
-Protien skimmer; will a AquaC Remora with the 1200 Maxis suffice? I could go for the AquaC Remora Pro with the mag3 but does the cost difference justify the performance increase?
-Powerheads(circulation), I heard good things about the Maxijet 1200s. Would 2 of these be good for a 55g tank?
-Liverock; I was thinking about getting 50# to start with and adding another 25-30# when I can afford it. Will the 50# plus the DSB
be good enough filtration if I have a light bioload of mostly a clean-up crew and just a few fish?
Thanks in advance for any advice!