Ok so I am starting my own thread on this so I'm not hijacking dylan94's thread!
Sorry if there are any silly/dumb questions but I am a total noob to saltwater. PLEASE... any and all advice welcome!!!!!
Anyways... my plan is to convert my 10g into a saltwater FOWLR. (At least till I am more used to caring for it and can upgrade my lighting. Maybe
later down the road I will do corals.)
As far as equipment goes... I would like to upgrade my filter.
Right now it has a HOB AquaTech 5-15g. (aquatech filter link
I would like to go with either a Marineland Penguin Bio-Wheel (link
) in the 20g size
or an Aqueon 5-20g power filter (link
Both descriptions say they are OK for saltwater.
As far as my heater goes, I need to keep it in there, right? (its for a 5-15g)
Ok... with powerheads.... what is their purpose? Just to make a current? Or do I need to have it hooked into an undergravel filter? I don't quite understand this part.
As far as stocking goes, I definitely want at least 1 clown, possibly one of the ones that is black and white instead of orange.
I want to have 1 more fish....
either a yellow watchman Goby (http://nemospets.com/images/view.aspx?productId=2115
or a fire fish (http://nemospets.com/images/view.aspx?productId=2108
If I can have all 3 it would be super, but I don't want to crowd them.
These links are from the LFS that is about 2miles from my house... they are seriously geared at Saltwater! I am going to be getting live rock and sand from them as well, and they carry coral frags and all KINDS of stuff not listed on the website.
BTW, what is everyone's opinions on a clown and one of the above fish together? I haven't asked them yet at the store.
As far as a cleanup crew goes, I'd like to have a fire shrimp (I think thats what they are called, they are super bright red with a bit of white dots on them) and some type of starfish. Does this sound ok?