I have been a long time lurker of the Saltwater Hobby, following forums and watching videos since I was 13 (Now 30). Well I finally pulled the trigger and am starting a tank! A few weeks ago I ordered 50 lbs of dry rock from BRS. It is currently in a brute in the garage cycling. Added Dr. Tim's one and only about a week ago and did my initial dose of ammonia. I have been doing daily tests of ammonia but have not made very much progress. Hoping to progress more over the next week. I was also able to find a used tank (40 breeder with stand, sump, return pump, 2 Kessil 160 and skimmer) that I will be picking up this Saturday. I am beyond excited to get it! Currently the only other equipment I have are a Nero 5, 150 watt heater, and some testing equipment.
Any tips or tricks you recommend for a first timer? Any must have equipment? Any livestock recommendations?
Thanks for any help you can provide. Really excited to get this up and running!