I currently have a 20 gal
mixed reef tank filled with only soft corals and a couple fish. Tank was started last august and I'm proud to say I have only lost one coral and two fish on this learning curve!
This tank has no sump, filtration comes from a Prizm HOB
skimmer, 15-20 lbs live rock (i guess my sand is now live after a year), and a Fluval 206 canister filter. One GLO T5 fixture with a seperate blue LED
strip (most amazing colors w blue LED
) and a DIY ATO system keeps the water level steady.
But this thread is about my new set up i have been thinking about for almost a year (right after i started this 20gal). After learning all i have about the hobby i decided the next tank i built would be set up properly.
1. Get a tank 2. Get a stand (my first stand in over 10 yrs of fishkeeping) 3. plumb and set up sump etc..