My name is Ryan, I've pretty much read most of the stuff in the SW area of this forum, as I'm looking to start my saltwater experience this month.
My previous aquarium experience was mainly FW with African cichlids and the odd arowana/saratoga (australian name for it).
Just wanted to start a post to say hello and introduce myself to you guys so that when i do ask questions hopefully you guys will be keen to help =).
The reason I wanted to go SW is because I was getting kind of bored with FW fish (no offence FW guys that are reading this forum!) and I wanted a bit more of a challenge, so I thought SW will be the way to go!
Enough bout my lil life story I dont want you guys being dettered from reading my posts!
Right now I've purchased a 4 foot standard sized tank (4ft long x 20 inches high x 14 inches wide) I'm pretty sure that translates to about 40-50 gallons? correct me if im wrong. Also purchased a Hailea brand 1200 lph cannister filter.
The main question I have right now is, is it that hard to fabricate a sump? and is a sump worth making and is it essential to have for SW setup? The LFS guy said its pretty hard to make and you don't really need one, but from all the posts I've read on this forum it seems that most of you blokes have one?
I have a 2 foot tank just lying around, so I was thinking of turning it into a sump, but I really dont have any clue how and/or if it is essential to do?
All your feedback will be appreciated.
P.S. I'm looking to setup fish with live rock and some corals/anemone's (a lil bit of everthing) :D