I've had my 55 gallon tank for over two years. Doing okay with it. Have some Tigar Barbs, Neons, Red Tail Shark and what not. Well about 6 months ago I started to take a look at Salt Water. Ever since I've been reading about salt water I was wondering if I could use this fresh water tank kind of as a trail run. I know I can't run foam filtration.
But what about adding a wet/dry filtration and running it under the tank? Then having the return come in from the other side and make my power head obsolete. That way I can put my digital thermonater and heater under the tank hiding those cords and being able to remove my two 40-60 gal Tetra filters to make a completely open view without any obstructions.
Last week I upgraded my lighting to Satellite's (I can't spell) 2 x 65w and hoping to grow real plants. I bought some bulbs from Wal-Mart and waiting for them to grow to see how well this will work out for me.
My LFS is really crappy. I hate to say it, but it's true. No live plants, only the basic bread and butter fish and no customer service. The owner is a mute with one word answers. I went through so many fish when I started with my ten gal. I didn't know that brackish fish needed salt. Well, the dude knew I just bought the aquairum from him days prior and never once questioned me about my nieveness. The next nearest fish store is about an hour away so I have to wait till I have a day open to go there when I can.
Could I run a trickle filter with my fresh water and if so, would the specifications be close to salt water. Or since fresh water is less dense, I could go with a less powerful one or so?
Really, how good are those Fluval Canisters? I've heard they are like underground filters. They work great first, but are a hassle to maintain and get clogged around a year or so.
I had to get it all out at once didn't I?