I want to combine some of the coral and rock in my 75g with my 29g. Basically combine the items I want to keep from both tanks and sell the rest. I am thinking I will change a couple things in the process though and as a result I was hoping some folks with experience in these areas could chime in.
First, I would like to ditch substrate all together. I have sand in both tanks and it seems to be more of a chore than its worth to keep it turned over and clean. Not fact, just my opinion. Anyway I was looking to hear from folks that have experience with bare bottom tanks. I actually like the cleaner look and I believe will appreciate the ez of clean up. I also think it means giving up my goby, though I never see it since it stays buried all the time...Second I am thinking about switching from MH
's to T5. I have seen enough examples of wonderful tanks with T5 lighting to convince me that great things can happen with VHO
/T5 including clams, SPS
, etc. I'd really like to hear from someone on this one, especially someone thats growing SPS
and/or clams under non MH
Lastly the setup I am considering...
About a 40G cube, drilled plumbed with a ?? sump/fuge. I think I will just buy all new skimmer for it though I do like the 2 I have. I currently use no filtration other than the lr
in both tanks (Unless you consider skimming filtration..) and I believe I will do the same in the new setup. I am also considering purchasing a ca
reactor and controller to automate reactor and temp. A chiller is possible too though I am hoping T5 will prove less a burden than traditional MH
Its just a vision right now but you have to start somewhere and I figure theres enough experience among the members to make some good suggestions and offer some of what *not* to do.