Hello everyone, it has been a while since I've been on this forum with holidays and stuff, but now that everything is almost over, I am coming back with a plan :)
So as you may know, my plans for a large discus tank and a nano reef were crushed. I have found a compromise that is halfway between those two extremes.
I have a 29gallon freshwater aquarium and a 10gallon freshwater aquarium. They are inhabited by guppies and kribs and tetras and although I love my tanks, I am kinda getting bored of them :(
So my master plan is to convert the 29 gallon aquarium into a FOWLR aquarium, using the 10 gallon as a sump. Here is the layout of this plan:
-30lbs live rock
- 4'' live sand
- good protein skimmer
- one or two powerheads
- existing HOB filter without filter pad, just carbon
NOW EXCITING PART... STOCKING LIST :)
- 2 ocellaris clown fish
- 1 firefish
- 1 coral beauty angelfish
- 1 bangaii cardinal fish
- 10 red leg hermit crabs
- snails??? (will they get eaten by hermits for their shells?)
so far i have a deal on a used skimmer, powerhead and test kit for 60$
30 lbs of live rock for 60$
I am planning on buying regular sand, which will become live sand by being colonized by the live rock
What kind of sand would be good??
I need to buy salt also... should I buy just enough or should i get one of those 160 gallon worth pails?
Do I need a reverse osmosis filter?? Theyre pretty expensive and I don't want to buy water from the LFS every time I need to top up the water in my tank.
Dechlorinated tap water isn't an option is it???
Oh btw, I made sure this one is actually going to go through :) The whole family is up for it and it is going to go well :P