Ok so as the name says, this setup that im about to explain is very complicated. im going to send a link to a google sketch-up of it so it will be less confusing.
So on craigslist i found a 20 gallon long tank custom made split in the middle conected by a wet dry filter in the false back. I want to take out the filter in the back and make that area an overflow. it will then overflor into a 20 gallon long tank on the right side and slightly lower, that will be at a right angle to the split 20 gallon. in one half of the 20 gallon (ill call this one left 10gal) there will be cheato and a DBS and some live rock, the only other things in it will be some red mushroom corals and a mantis shrimp. ive been doing research on the mantis shrimp and ive decided this one is the one i want gonodactylellus viridis.jpg
Its name is Gonodactylellus viridis. i can get one from my lfs, it might be a bit high in price but oh well.
This left 10gal tank will be like a refugium, but i will have it look good because it is in a main display.
In the right 10gal it will be a no sand bed with a small nano reef, i will just have a cleaner shrimp and corals. im thinking about seahorses, gotta look into it. there will be small SPS and LPS along with some soft corals.
On top of the 20 gallon split, i will have a 250watt MH which will light mainly the right 10gal but provide enough light for the left 10gal for the mushrooms and cheato to prosper.
In the 20 gallon long tank it will most likely be a fish only or a tank with my wishlist (2 clowns hosting anemone, 3 firefish, 3 bengaii cardinals) I need some ideas on what i should put in this tank
. this tank will just have a nice LR stucture with a 2 inch sanbed.
In all the tanks i will have a CUC, most likely red legged herms, blue legged herms, and snails (forgot the name but the pointy one and the classic snail shell one)
the 20 gallon long will be the sump but really it will be a show tank because the water does drain from the split 20 to the 20 long, but all there is, is a tube on 1 side and a pump on the other, the rest will be fish.
So, what do you think about my whole scheme? the link to my sketch up wont work, ill just take some screen shots then link it in a soon post.