So, here are the notes I have made for myself for a 75 gallon salt water fish and easy to take care of coral tank. Would someone glace over it and point out any flaws?
- My house has an addition so there is a open window between my kitchen and entry way. Build breakfast bar/aquarium stand into kitchen/entryway window. (done)
- Buy 25lbs dried live rock online. (done)
- Fill tank with sand, some salt, 2/3 RO water and a frozen shrimp. (done)
- Measure density of water and add salt until hits 1.018.
- Turn on heater, buy and place 25lbs live rock at local store.
- Remove shrimp after 2 days.
- When live rock comes in, spray off with hose then place in RO water for a few days before adding to tank.
- After a week start testing, once nitrates are at 0 and the other tested levels are in a normal range add first fish.
- Start weekly water changes and water tests.
- Add protean skimmer http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002APZ8U/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
- Maybe build a shelf below bar and add a sump since you can see both sides of the tank. Maybe two pipes would look better then then protein skimmer. Place a live rock, some sand, heater and skimmer in sump.
- Or add it to the main tank.
- After a week add "clean up crew".
- After a week add another fish a week. I am thinking
- Ocellaris clownfish
- Semi Picasso Percula Clownfish
- Azure Damselfish
- Yellowtail Damselfish
- Royal Gramma Basslet
- Flame Angelfish
- Research easy to take care of corals and add one a week.