Currently we have a 40 reef with an 18 sump/fuge and also a 29 gallon reef that has been up for a year. We'd like to combine the two and just put it downstairs, the 40 is upstairs in our room and doesn't get to be looked at as much as the 29 downstairs. Problem is, SPACE, we have approx 49 inches on one wall to put a tank therefore eliminating the 40 and the 29.
What size should we go or rather how big can we go? Also what brand of aquarium is best? Glass or Acrylic? Bowfront or regular? Long or tall?
Here's what is all going to go into it and we'd like to use our existing lights which are: 2 96W PCs, and 2 55W PCs.
Corals are: Zoanthids, a large toadstool leather, Xenia, Pipe Organ Coral, Hammer, Anchor, Bubble, M. Cap and another SPS
coral (the two sps
corals I'm not sure if they are going to make it, they are being attacked by small white nudi's) and two ricordia mushrooms.
We have total of 75 pounds of live rock combining the two tanks.
We aren't sure what to do with the sand, the 29 has white sand and the 40 has black, the 40's isn't as old but I've already seen we have quite a few worms in it but don't want to go black sand again. But don't want to dump it either so not sure what we are going to do with that. We don't plan on adding anything to the tank, but realize we will have to get rid of our only fish in the 40 which is a mandarin which is doing fine, but wouldn't survive if we merged it with the scooter and since we've had the scooter for a year it wouldn't be fair to get rid of it.
Look forward to suggestions Thanks!