10-27-2007, 06:07 PM
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Ok I'm currently prepping the area where the tank will be kept, and last night I spent some time researching various soft corals and creatures that can thrive in a nano reef. I'd appreciate anymore suggestions regarding symbiotic relationships, as I've discovered that the Yellow Watchman gets slightly larger than I'd feel comfortable with keeping him in such a small tank.
Also, any suggestions on what specie of coral I should keep? There are many that are considered nano reef safe, but I'm slightly confused and concerned about their 'stinging' and potentially toxic nature. How/why do they sting? Is it defense? I read that at night it's inevitable in some species. Can someone clarify this phenomena for me? Thanks!
Additionally, I will need some info on what exactly is required to maintain the tank's water. I am aware of things like protein skimmers, powerheads, etc, but not entirely sure what their purpose is and whether they're even necessary or not. I also read that the sand and live rock completely takes care of the bio-filtration??? If someone could provide a short detailed list about what equipment is required, I'd appreciate it enormously.
Thanks again, gotta get back to cleaning the space for the tank!