Originally Posted by Ingy
your tank system will be the final determining factor. your list looks like a nice final stocking list. But it all comes down to your nitrate extraction/prevention system. A good skimmer prevents nitrates from forming while a macro algae system or DSB
will remove nitrates. 10-20% PWC
will remove 10-20% of the nitrates (hmmm, that's an irrelevent amount) so won't really make that much difference.
Thanks! Also, I have no idea what type of filtration system I need for a saltwater tank, I have a 10 gallon freshwater tank. Should I get a canister or hanging filter? If it was a freshwater tank I would get a 50 aqueon filter but would one of these remove the salt from the water? Also a man at a local fish store told me he sells his tank water and it has been cycling for years. He also said not to change it and if I did only do a 1/10 change, is this right? Will you or anyone please also list all the technological (filter, skimmer, heater, etc,) aspects I will need for this tank and their wattage/power needed.