In a couple of months, I am pretty sure I will have the space to make myself a nice nano tank. It will be my first venture into salt water, so keep that in mind. I will likely eventually go into a reef set-up, but not at first for obvious reasons
. The tank is going to be either a 20 long or a 29 gallon aquarium (if I can find a good deal on a 29 I'll do that). I know these aren't the biggest in the world, but I don't think I can honestly go bigger. It's expensive and I'll be in an apartment.
I'm looking to have around 40 pounds of LR (yaaay Liveaquaria.com), perhaps less in the 20. As for lighting I'm looking at a 2-bulb t5 high-output, even though for now I'll be doing FOWLR for now, and reef things later. I plan on using either a CPR Bak-Pak 2 or Aqua-C Remora skimmer and 2 appropriately sized powerheads (I can't find much about how many powerheads are sufficient/needed so input on this is appreciated).
I know a little bit about stocking fish (I've been researching the setting-up bit mostly), but not much about what would be appropriate for what I want to do. I like clowns (who doesn't) and I was thinking maybe:
* 2 False Percula or
*2 True Percula Clowns
and perhaps a Yellow Watchman Goby/ Pistol shrimp duo?
Along with the CUC naturally. But beyond this I have no clue really, nor am I set on clowns. I don't even know if those would work together. I can handle semi-picky eaters, because I currently have 2 Dwarf Puffers and they can be obnoxious to feed sometimes. Since I am a newbie I don't want anything that is too delicate though or too heavily stocked of a tank. I also do not plan on upgrading to anything bigger in the future until I have much more room and money, so keep that in mind too.
As for eventual planned corals and things, I was thinking a couple anemones because I like them, even though the clowns don't *need* them per say. I also really like pulsing xenia. I know even with t5 high outputs I can't grow thaaat much, and even if I can I want to stick to the more simple corals to start with. I wouldn't be getting this right in the beginning, but some input about these too would be nice.