well, I decided that another 55gallon fish tank would be too much for my little military dorm room, so I sold the tank and stand (that's as far as I got) to a buddy down the hall. but he wants to go SW, and I'll innevitably wind up helping him set it up. so, instead of the 55gal, I chose to setup my spare 10gal as a reef tank.
I ordered this skimmer http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=TA2111
this light http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...roduct=CU01020
this substrate http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=CS0790
this thingy to purify the water before I mix it. http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=AP4111
This thing to attach to the skimmer http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=OE1138
bought this powerhead locally http://www.aquariumguys.com/penguin660.html
bought a heater locally
will buy rock locally
bought salt mix locally
Am I missing anything? I was planning on running the tank with the skimmer as the only external filter, and just using sand/rock for the bio load, but the guy at the LFS looked at me kinda funny when I told him that, he said that having another filter would be better.
Oh, since I know you'll ask, I want to stock two ocelaris(sp?) clowns, maybe a firefish, and a couple of anemones, there isn't much for corals around here, but you can be sure I'll be coming around posting pics before I buy, and asking advice.
anyother suggestions on a tank that size? stocking? equipment? words of caution? anybody want to call me an idiot
? I don't care, let me have it!