Hello everyone. I've been a freshwater enthusiast for years, but because of some certain reasons, it looks like I may have to give up my 90gal FW tank. What I would really like to do is start we can easily keep in our bedroom. I don't want one too big, but not one too small where chemical/temp spikes can wipe everything out so quickly. So, doing some research, I think I want this tank from Dr. Foster and Smith - it's a 24 gal AquaPod from Current. So, I have a few questions.
1.) How is this tank? My LFS is selling BioCubes, but for far much more than their retail, so this seems like the best choice.
2.) I would like to be able to put some soft corals and mushrooms in there, so is light that it comes with good enough? To me, on the website here
, I want the 24 gal w/o halides, since they are so much more - and it looks like it has a compact hood and not that open top.
3.) What other forms of hardware do I need that this does not come with? I know I need a heater, but do i need a protein skimmer for this size? Is this submersible pump different than a powerhead? Do I need more than 1 powerhead?
Anyway, thanks for the help. This is really appreciated.