10g salt reef
I want to set up a 10g reef tank with a 5g sump maby with a small skimmer
I would like 1 neon goby, cleaner shrimp, 3 bumble bee snails 2 zebra hermits in the 10g
in the sump i would like the cheto algea ( I know the spellings wrong please tell me the real spelling)
Welcome to the forum.
Like all of us did when we first started, and it is still true today, you have a lot of reading to do.
And since this site has changed and I have no clue where anything is, you may need someone else to tell you... Onefish, Pasfur? Here's what i can give you though For Lighting.
Thank you. I will draw up a plan for every body to get a better idea of what i'm goin for. I'm sure nuclear greens Zoanthids ( I think thats what they are called)
Read this: Understanding Sumps. It will help you gain a little knowledge as to how they work.
Thank you i don't know if i will use a type of pump he sugested i think i will have a low power pump to draw the water out of my main tank. So if i experience a power outage i won't end up in a flood. I think I will want an inlet area, an area to grow micro algea, and an outlet area. Thank you. Now just to get those drawings done.
I don't think that having a pump pulling water from your display tank is a good idea. This could easily cause a flood as there is no way to match the gph rating between the two pumps. Even if one pump is at 1 GPH higher than the other, over the course of eight hours or so, a flood would be inevitable. You have to use some kind of overflow system for the display, such as drilling the tank, or a siphon overflow.
You could use a CPR overflow prefilter, such as the one in this link. In this one, if the power goes out, the air-lifter will re-start the siphon.
if i were goin to drill the tank will it crack? And which desigh should i use
I'm hoping that Onefish can help here as he has experience with drilling tanks. I personally only have experience with either pre-drilled tanks or with the Continuous Siphon Overflow I liked in the above post.
I have read in the Encyclopedia of Aquarium Fish by Dick Mills, that for a salt water tank that every 50 sq. inches of waters serfice you can add 1 inch of fish. So by my calculations a ten gallon tank has around 200 sq. inches of waters surfice ( 20" * 10") that my tank could hold 2 neon gobs not including the sump is this true? Please vioce opinions . drawings are about done.
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