Hey guys and gals. It has been a while since i was last here and i miss AA. :'(
Anyways, about two months ago, maybe three, i don't remember exactly when, i took down my 55G tank and both sold and donated a lot of my equipment. The reason being, that as soon as i started my 55G tank.. it turned in to a mess. One that was uncontainable and would have meant redoing the entire tank once again, for the third time. I just couldn't handle that. While still being awesome, the tank was certainly not what i wanted it to be and i knew i could have done better, so i took it down and decided to wait until i once again had the resources to bring another reef tank back to life!
And besides the fact that i'm back to help others and i missed all of you, i'm also back for the great advice, help, and suggestions that comes along with being a member here at AA.
So what i'm thinking, is getting a size tank that i don't need a skimmer for, and PWC
's will take care of that. The tank is going to be a reef, and will be filled with LR
, so filtration is under control. I am considering doing something like.. a 10G or a 20G, MAYBE a 40G. Not sure on the 40G though because then i will most likely need another expensive T5 fixture and i'm really not looking forward to that. On the upside of a 40G.. it has the dimensions i've always wanted lol.
Anyways, now that we're on the light topic, if i go with a 10 or 20G tank, do you guys think that PC
lighting would be sufficient enough to have a wide variety of coral? I'm leaning more towards the zoos,polyps,mushrooms, and some other nice looking ones as well. I don;t have plans fr any nems.. so the light doesn't have to be extremely strong. I'm also looking at the green birdsnest like i had last time, since that coral was magnificent. So that's that for lighting.
To get back on filtration, i really don't want many fish since i want my tank to be comprised of inverts and coral. I plan to have one, MAYBE two fish. Depending on the fish.
Now that we can get on to the fish, i need some serious suggestions. I want a very "chill" fish. I used to have the purple firefish, and the ocellaris, and those fish are just.. so hyped up and twitchy. Too much for my liking anyways. I don't want a fish that just lies dead on the sandbed.. but i do want a fish that just floats around and chills and doesn't go berserk all the time. So my thoughts on this matter were maybe some Gobies. I've seen gobies to be some pretty chill fish, that lay on the sandbed, but also perch on rocks, coral, etc.. And with gobies, they can survive in smaller tanks(considering 10-40G tanks). Also, the White Blennies look really awesome too.. and they are kept in nano sized tanks.. but i have no experience with them so if anyone does, please feel free to chime in.
So yeah.. if i've missed anything please also feel free to chime in. I want as many possibilities and as many suggestions as physically possible.
Also, don't say nano's are hard to take care of because i know most of the downsides already and they really won't affect me. I have everything planned out to ensure that my tank life stays stable and contained and most of all.. BEAUTIFUL!
Which was the downfall of my last tank.. it was ugly.. -__-