Ok, I am going to be receiving my order TODAY from bigals for all my freshwater equipment for my 55g. I decided against salt water becuase of its expense(mostly the fish), but an opportunity just came up. I dont know how much they plan on charging (could be close to nothing), but here are the fish she will give me:
1 yellow tang
2 blue tangs
1 Domino Fish
1 Porcupine puffer
Sounds pretty good for a 55g. I have nothing in my tank, and they want to get rid of their fish asap
, so I could not cycle the tank. She said she would just transfer her water to my tank, and throw in a couple of Live rocks from the same tank. She has sand(which is alive), but I already bought some beautiful color quartz sand I would rather have in the tank. She thinks it would be ok on the fish if we put my sand, her water and rocks and fish into my tank. What do you think?
Another problem is that I have already ordered equipment. Bigals says I have to ship it back to them for a refund. I think the only returns I would have is the master test kit and the light. I know I need to buy some salt, is there anything else I need? I know its possible to get away with not having a protien skimmer. Here is what I bought:
2376 Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Phosphate Test Kit
2263 Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Fresh Hard/Carbon Test Lab
6083 Penn Plax Therma-Temp Floating Thermometer With Suction Cup 17840 Aquarium Systems Visi-Therm Stealth Heater-200 Watt
6481 Penn Plax Cascade 1000 Canister Filter $74.99
1360 Marina Nylon Net 8"
2018 Python No Spill Clean And Fill- 25'
4134 Python Glass Cleaner
16465 Marineland Aquarium Light Timer
1114 Fluval Pre Filter Media 25.5 OZ.
2305 Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Freshwater Master Test Kit
19244 Seachem Prime 250 ml
13941 Coralife F/W T-5 Aqualight Double Strip Light-48"
Thanks for your help. I really want a sw
tank, but if its going to cost a bundle its just not worth it. If all I have to do is return those two items and get some salt, I think I am in.