12-28-2008, 11:20 PM
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time wise isnt so bad. i guess i do spend alot of time with the tank because i dont do anything else with my life lol, but the majority of it is watching. water changes are simple. i make some R/O water, put a few scoops of salt in a tub with it, throw in a power head, forget about it for a day or two. use a refractometer (if you go salt get this on EBAY and skip over buying a "hydrometer") to check my salt level which takes 5 seconds with 1 drop of water. if its good i throw a power head into a section of my sump to pump out water. then put the powerhead into the bucket to pump new water back into my tank. it really doesnt take long. the front glass needs to be cleaned pretty much daily but all that takes is alittle movement of a mag-float, then maybe once every 2 or 3 weeks or so you need to use a scraper on alittle coraline growth. theres a few more things to test for Calcium,magnesium,alk are the 3 main which all 3 have to be supplimented for, as you research you'll find out more about this stuff. when it really comes down to it IMO its all about good lights, good flow, and a good protein skimmer.
and cody i swear to you that there are a FEW reef safe triggers.. i want to say one is a crosshatch trigger and another is a blue throat trigger but im not 100% on the names
i guess what it really really comes down to is the luck of the draw for example angels are known coral nippers but some have been successful keeping them, every fish has their own personality but anyways like i said i have seen 2 varieties of triggers in reef setups and im sure theres a few more.
Last edited by onefish2fish; 12-28-2008 at 11:22 PM..