Thanks. All is well. My wife and I just celebrated the birth of our second child: Warren Emerson. He is eleven weeks old this Sunday.
I forgot about the Yasha/Pistol combo. I think I will go that route with a couple of False Percs.
This tank was a Q tank I had before my 150 nuked when we had that power outage here in CT last year. I lost everything, so I sold off the 150 and almost all my equipment. My wife was happy with the $75 a month reduction in the electric bill, lol...
I ordered sand, rock, a Hydor nano powerhead, a 100w heater and a thermometer from Fosters yesterday. I assume it will get here next week. The rock
is "reef-friendly" or "zero-impact" according to Fosters, so I think that means it was not harvested from our depleting reef system. Do you think the live sand would be enough to seed it, or should I get some seasoned live rock? I have a buddy running a 30 reef and a 90 FO that I am sure he would let me borrow something from (I just don't want any bad hitchhikers from his tank)... I personally feel the sand would be good enough, but let me know your input on it.
I figure I will be running this tank for at least
a month before I put an animal in it. I plan on trying for mostly aquacultured creatures, but I don't know the reality of that with a pistol shrimp/goby combo.
I do plan on low-light corals, mostly polyps and softies, maybe an LPS (that would be down the road). Do you think a fixture like Dual T5HO
will work, or should I go to the Quad T5HO
? I know that more watts per gallon are always a good thing, but I don't want to overpower the tank...