Originally Posted by bndrinkin
just do live sand, heater, powerheads protein skimmer and filter. what about live rock? when can i put that in?
once tank cycles then add cuc? then how long after putting in cuc do i add 2 fish?
also i play to add coral 3-6 months later
tank is 30x12x22. that should be good right?
Monday sounds good. Fill yoru tank with your RO/DI water (no salt or sand) and place the eqipment in; make sure everything works. If it is ok, add the salt and sand (the specific gravity should be around 1.023; a hydrometer will help you determine this).
I would add the rock a few days after that (1-3).
CUC is right after cycle. A few corals should be at least 7 days after CUC, if not more so you will need the stable parameters. Fish is 30 days after CUC, or two weeks after a few corals. Of course, you can always add corals whenever your tank is up (It goes CUC, then corals, then fish).
FOWLR stands for Fish Only With Live Rock. This means you have no corals.