I am going to start off by listing details about my setup-
- 90 gallon tank
-home made sump system
-made with a 20 gallon tank
-1 penguin powerhead, rio 1700 for the return, eshopps overflow, and a marineland protein skimmer. All the plumbing is done with PVC and sealed with marine safe silicone
-2 1400 evolution hydor powerheads
-1 hydor 200w heater
-40 pounds of crushed coral with 20 pounds of aragonite sand
I am planning to have 100 pounds of live rock as well once i have water
For the water im using instant ocean salt and im using purified water from a LFS
So after all of this, I just need some feed back to see if I'm off the the right start. Is there anything im missing that is an absolute necessity to have a successful marine aquarium? Is there anything that I need that isn't essential but will make my aquarium healthier and better maintained?
I am also curious as to the mistakes made but new marine aquarium keepers. What are common mistakes that can be avoided when starting a new marine aquarium? What are some tips to avoid these mistakes?
The last thing is my stocking list, which i really want to get right. I have a list but I just want to know what fish are suggested for a beginner in a system like I have described above.
Thanks for all your help, it's greatly appreciated