I just finished getting all the equipment (and probably a little more than I needed to start), but wanted to make my first attempt at a marine tank to as easy as possible. Currently my tank is all setup. I think I am ready to purchase some substrate and live rock. Can someone double check my setup for me and give any words of wisdom?
100w submersible heater in filter chamber 1
inTank filter cascade and protien skimmer in chamber 2
stock pump with UV sterilizer in chamber 3
In tank i have a temp probe tied in to my reefkeepr lite system with a hydor 425 powerhead wavemaker.
reefkeepr lite sytem with 2 pc4 bars controlling everything listed.
RO/DI system arrived today and ready to start making my water. I know after I mix the salt i need it at least 60 degrees to test salinity.
Does it look like I am missing anything to start? Time to buy substrate and live rock? and if so how much should I start with. The book I am reading says no more than 10lbs at a time or do I go with more with a stater tank?
Thanks for any help you can provide!