Hi all. Well the bug has bitten. A year ago I started my very first salt water tank. It is a 36 gallon BF. I was given a few weeks ago a 75 gallon tank and now I want to go bigger. I have a few questions that maybe some can help answer.
I was have on hand a 20 gallon tank that I was thinking of making a refug for the 75 gallon. I will have 3 compartments, 1 is where water enters, 2nd compartment will be where a skimmer and heater will go and the 3rd compartment will be for the return. So my question on this part is in the 1st compartment do I put both LR
and sand or just LR
Question number 2 is if I run a skimmer, do I need to run any other filtration like a canister of HOB
? I presently have a canister filter in the 36 gallon tank
In my 36 gallon tank, right now I have 40 lbs of live rock. I plan on putting 70 lbs of rock in the new 75 gallon tank but my question is when is the best time to add the rock I already have in the 36 gallon tank without messing up the present running tank. Eventually everything I have in the small tank will be moved to the new bigger tank.
At the present I have in the 36 gallon tank 1 clown, 1 PJ cardinal, 1 Bengi cardinal and 2 chromis. Can I add another clown and a couple more Pj's and a couple more Bengi's. I wouldn't add them all at once but just wonder if after a year can more of the same species be added.
I would like to have a few more fish in the big tank and wonder what would be a good high light fish to make the tank really come to life. I want a peace full tank. My wife wants to see color so suggestions would be welcome.
I have a torch coral, a mushroom, and a Kenya tree. Down the road I would like to add more. I have all the lighting for now but will upgrade to bigger lighting down the road. I have gone slow over this past year and will do so again and thus is why I am asking these questions. Your imput would be appreciated. Thanks.