I'm looking to set up my first marine fish tank, with live rock/sand and possibly a few soft corals. Having read up on the equipment needed I've made a list of what I think needs buying but before I go ahead can anyone advise on whether this looks correct?? I'm seriously confused so any help will be greatly appreciated - I don't want to kill any fishies!
Tank already purchased: Roma 125 Aquarium and Cabinet
which comes with Fluval U3 Internal Filter, Tronic Heater 150watt, Fluval GLO lighting (T8) one of each 20watt PowerGlo & AquaGlo, LCD thermometer, 100ml Nutrafin Aqua Plus water conditioner, 100ml Nutrafin Cycle
Things I think are needed in addition to this:
Protein Skimmer - Tunze Skimmer 9002
Powerheads - Hydor Koralia Evo 1600 Circulation Reef Pump x 2
Hagen Fluval E 100w Advanced Electronic Heater (the tank comes with a heater but no guard so I'll get this one instead and sell the Tronic on).
Seachem Prime water conditioner (I've read it's better than Tetra Aquasafe) - I'm thinking of using tap water and using Seachem to dechlorinate, remove metals, etc - and then add "Red Sea Marine Salt 22Kg - New Formula" to the mixture until the correct salinity is reached. I've brought a Salinity test thing from eBay which should do the job.
Once the water is cleaned I'm thinkiing of popping in 2 kgs Live Rock, Gravel or Live Sand as a substrate, and maybe a couple of clownfish?
Eventually I'll add a few more compatible fish and some soft coral
I'll also need water testing kits (pH, nitrate, nitrite, amonia, etc), Gravel cleaner, Bucket for water changes