I setup my 85 gallon three weeks ago (3' x 2.5' x 18"), my second sw
tank, this time i'm not going to cut corners and i'm going to do everything right, its looking okay so far;
water, v2 skim 1500 skimmer, 41kg fiji live + at least another 40kg ocean base rock, I do have a 15 gallon refuge under it however I can't plumb it until I find a hang on overflow for a descent price (Â£150 for a plastic box seems a rip off), at the moment I only have a moonlight fluorescent for lighting but have ordered a halide rated up to 400 watts, I have two maxi-jet 900's but will get a couple more at some point,
it is reading no ammo, no nitrite, and almost undetectable nitrate so I have added a couple of clowns which are doing great,
I was thinking of stocking it with:
- 2 percula clowns (already owned)
- 1 Yellow Tang
- either 1 purple tang or
1 powder blue tang
- 1 dwarf lion ... is this reef safe or would it attack inverts/clowns ??
- 50 dwarf blue leg hermits
- 50 astrea snails
Would this work?
also as this will be reef what Halide would be suitable (I know I want around 14'000k for colouration) but would a 250 or a 400 watt bulb be better (It will be the only light over the tank, excluding the moonlight fluorescent)??
any help, comments / suggestions would be appriciated.