Well, I have a ten gallon freshwater tank with guppies, a betta, cories and shrimp. I was planning on putting them in a 20 gallon tank since I feel they need a bit more room and I plan on converting the 10 gallon into a nano FOWLR tank. I have been doing quite a bit of research on nano tanks and this is what I have planned:
HOB-10-20 gallon filter with carbon
5 lbs of live rock
10lbs of "dead" rock (to be colonized by the live rock inhabitants over time)
2" of live sand
2" of normal sand
normal lighting? or do i need special lighting... there will be no corals in this tank
1 ocellaris clown fish
1 firefish goby
10 astrea snails
3 skunk shrimp
2 hermit crabs
maybe marine plants like gracillaria or others?
I know I said no corals but I heard that soft corals don't need as much light. I just have two normal 10 watt light bulbs, would that be okay for any corals.
I plan on doing 20% water changes every week and topping off evaporated water with RODI water. I plan on getting a RO/DI system anyways for my discus tank.
Please help me. I am a beginner in saltwater aquariums, i know close to nothing, is there anything wrong with my set-up? Anything wrong with my stocking? The reason I put 1 clown and one firefish is because I don't want to pay too much for a pair of clowns and if I just buy two from the LFS they may not get along and may even be the same sex.
If anyone has experience with 10 gallon nano fowlr tanks please share:)