Good evening everyone so this is gonna be my first topic to post and I want to start it out by telling what I have and what I want to do...
I have a 55 gallon aquarium which I want to turn it into a reef tank tomorrow I have over 50 pounds or dead rock (from my previous reeftank two years ago), I'm using instant salt mix, and 20 pounds of black CaribSea live aragonite reef sand(I'm kinda scared using the black sand because I always use the white sand but ima try it) a hydor koralia 1and hydor koralia2 and the jebao ECO wave maker wp 25 (the wp25 is brand new the other two are a bit old but still work) I have both a aqueon 300 watt and a marina 150 watt heater which one is better cuz one is for my 90 gallon tank, I want to use my live rock as a biological filter because my tank will be mainly reef but I will have a maybe four fish which I will discuss in another topic thread but I'm always getting mixed comments about having an actual filter or just use the live rock, so what do you recommend because I have a lot of rock and I plan on keeping just the water live sand and rock for about a month or two before I put my first fish or coral in. Any advice or comments would be more than helpful thanks.
what machines need to be on while I'm cycling the tank?
What filter should I use if I'm still using enough biological filter with the live rock?
What skimmer would you recommend?
Can I put the dead rock straight into the aquarium with the live sand or should I do something to it? I don't want it to kill my live sand.
What are your comments about the reefbreaders LED
lights? I'm thinking about getting it next month.
I definitely am going to use the jebao wave maker but is it strong enough to stand alone in the tank or should I use one of the other koralias?
Do I wait to put my first coral to start adding magnesium or how soon should I start that process?
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