I've been looking at a 35 gal
hex tank and stand. It is exactly the right size for a location I have available, and I really like the idea of having a surround look at a stack of LR
in the center.
Now I know that this is not optimal, even crazy since the height/ diameter ratio is all challenging. I also know that it sub optimal in size, but I am moving forward.
I couple questions:
1. Lighting. The set up comes with a simple flo bulb, obviously unacceptable. The size is only 20" across. I saw a Coralife Deluxe Series 1x96W Coralife Aqualight Power Compact hood w/ Quad 50/50 -Square 2 cooling fans that looks good. Can anybody comment if this is enough light for the LR
and maybe some polyps? No corals, but want some life in there too.
2. Filtration: I would put in 40+ pounds of LR
( from LR
.com, of course!) and use maybe two powerheads to increase circulation. I like a canister filter to keep particulates out, and maybe a remora skimmer - if it fits inside the hood with a little cutting. I dont get how you can use LR
plus skimmer and still remove the particualates spit out by the snails and crabs. Comments?
3. Canister filter: Thinking about a Fluval and taking out the bio balls and running carbon and pads. Maybe some calk too. Comments again?
4. I have been using Carib Sea Aragonite in my other tank with some success, but don't really have much that stirs the sand. Anybody happy with this setup for a burrowing fish? How deep?
I love the site, and think you guys have some great input. I have had a ball reading for the last month and think I have learned a lot. Thanks to all for any replies, no matter how simple - they all help!