So very recently my partner and I have decided to start a saltwater fish aquarium. We have purchased what we think are the essenstials, but arent quite sure if we have everything. So far we have:
a 65 gallon tank and stand, a external canister filter easy 80, a super skimmer by coralife( which i think is the protein skimmer everyones talking about?), a submersible 200 watt heater, a salinity refractometer, a digital thermomter to stick on the side of the tank, a movement and circulation pump, saltwater master test kit, "prime" a chlorine remover, bactervital, highoutput T5 fluorescent 4lamp lighting system, ocean direct caribbean live sand (60lbs) and coralife scientific grade marine salt.
Needless to say, we dont even know where to start. Would love some advice please an thanks!
If anyone can give us a step in the right direction it would be greatley appreciated. We still have to buy the live rock and the fish. We know that we want the clownfish for sure (:)nemo), but since we have a good size tank we would like to have other fish as well, which brings me to my next question, which fish can live well with the clownfish.
Would greatly appreciate any advice, very new to this, and know very little!