Hey everyone. I've been a member for a while now, but I haven't really talked any so.. hello!
I've been (lightly) reading about saltwater aquariums off and on for over a year now. I'll be moving into a new apartment in a few months with my kiwi boyfriend, so I thought then would be a good time to set up my first salty tank. :)
I've only ever had freshwater tanks, but salt water has always been something I've wanted to try.
So, these upcoming months I hope you put up with all of my questions..
My first issue is with the tank. Right now, I have a 29 gallon.. a 20, and a few 10 gallons laying around. What I'd like to do is set up the 29 gallon as a QT tank, and possibly set up the 20 gallon as a sump. My display tank would be an acrylic 40 gallon breeder. The problem I have with my other tanks is that it's not wide enough for the live rocks, so I thought a wide tank would be a lot better.
My question about that -- Does that sound like an okay idea? If not, do you have a better suggestion for me?
I'm not sure about brands of skimmers, or what lights to use yet (and I'm sorry to ask this if it's a sticky..) but, is there any good places you can point me so that I can read about it? I'd really like to do a reef tank, so I know the lights will be very important.
The kind of fish I'm interested in keeping are clowns and firefish. Yeah, I know.. you probably saw that coming. I'm not really sure what else I'd want, but I want to pick my fish out in advance to make sure the tank I set up for them will be good.
I'm going to be doing a lot of reading these next few months, along with list making and saving. I hope to be able to document my tank building on this forum in the future. If you have any other suggestions, or tips I'd really be grateful. Thank you.