ok, i just spent a good amount of money today and unfortunatly im just getting started. i guess im committed to starting up a salt water tank now and theres no turning back. any way my plan is to get a 46gal tank i have(almost positive its 46) up and going starting ofcourse with FOWLR but eventually i want corals.. as of right now i think im going to do 2 black clowns or 1 black 1 orange and maybe a goby. (not 100% on the fish just yet) i plan on getting the live sand and live rock in, settled, and cured before i do anything. im also going to get shrimp,snails,stars,hermit crabs/emerald crabs but im not sure of a good combo (any ideas? i kinda want a sexy shrimp but im not sure what else) and the clean up crews going in after a few weeks after my rock and sand has been in.
so this is what i ordered online today:
ASM mini-G protein skimmer
SERA 300watt heater
DEEP SIX hydrometer
Coralife Digital thermometer
Red Sea coral pro salt 175gal mix
API liquid master saltwater test kit
KORALIA power heads ( x2 ) 600gph
Caribbean Live Sand Original Substrate 60lbs
since coral wont be in the picture for some time a lights not going to be all that important but i do have 2 different coral rated light fixtures ( dont know brands or whatever, im at work)
i plan on getting 2 garbage cans (for salt mixing and water changing etc.)
i also plan on atleast 60lbs live rock. as all this starts to get going im going to build a sump (hopefully with a 30gal tank) and buy a return pump, eventually a timer for the lights, and then the clean up crew, and then a month or 2 later ( no rush here ) get 2 or 3 fish.
sorry its long but what do you think? what am i missing? suggestions suggestions