howzit going everybody.just wanted to introduce my self before i start picking your brains for advice
..anyway,im new to this forum and i know from previous forums that if you join and just demand info you wont get the results or responses that you want lol.i have some experience with saltwater tanks.i had a 75 gal with just common reef fish (that we caught from the beach),live rock,live sand and also a few octopus.it went good for about a year or so till the octopus killed one of the fish.that dead fish that was in there for about 8 hours (was waiting for the octopus to eat it
) eventually fouled up the whole tank and killed everything in it
.that was 5 years ago,so fast foward to present day and now thatnks to this site and the amazing info and PICTURES,im getting sucked back into the hobby again!lol... soooo.. as the title says,im starting a 40 breeder for a FOWLR setup and needed your opinions on some of the equipment i already have and what i might need later.i want to start it off as a FOWLER but eventually have it evolve into a mini reeef (if possible).the equipment i have is pretty basic,
40 gal breeder
1 36 '' ECKO T5 2x 39w,6x moon lt LED light system
homemade stand made up of hollow tile and ply wood
(dont judge me) lol
and a 350 magnum canister filter.
some items i may need..
another light (same fixture?) i thought it was a steal for $125 since i saw the LED's
protien skimmer,still havent decided on one yet...need help finding one that fits the tank
and maybe another filter cause i think the 350 magnum might be too strong as it is ratred for 100 gal.
and one of those "fan" looking things i see in alot of the tanks...
alright thats all i got right now so if anyone can chime in it would help me a bunch!mahalo in advance! Aloha!