Originally Posted by duaumun
Nope. It cost ten bucks so i would need to buy the light (somewhere) and the filter is an air pump hooked up to a tube hooked up to the under gravel thingy. Just a piece of crap really. But it does move the water. I certainly wouldn't call it a filter.
Nor would I. Not using it would still be better though. If you have seen any local shops that sell Azoo equipment you should be able to find small enough lighting and a proper HOB
filter. Like you can see >>here
Maybe i could do some live rock and some cleaner shrimp. What inverts could i use?
I would stick to only one mobile invert that is easily cared for but I would not suggest a cleaner. They will get to large. Either a sexy shrimp, peppermint or anemone shrimp. You will also need a few snails, cerith would be best. With a decent PC
light, you could easily keep all sorts of smaller soft corals as well.
If i checked the levels once a day, would that be fine? Say, 4-6 P.M.? For the live rock, would i need to check calcium?
With these types of smaller tanks you definately need to be more aware of water conditions but since you will not really have much of a waste producing animal load, once or twice a week will suffice. The main challenge will be keeping up with evaporation and keeping the salinity stable. I need to add water to mine twice a day. Be absolutley sure it is kept away from direct sunlight and only use RO
water. Water changes should be done weekly or twice weekly but cost will not be a factor since it will only be a cup oir two. Quite easy really and you will not need to monitor the chem. A properly balanced salt will do what you need for this kind of tank, just be sure you stay clear of Instant Ocean.
You will need about 2ish lbs of LR
and if possible buy some sand from one of the coral tanks at the LFS
. One cup should be more than enough to add to the other sand needed and do an excellent job of kickstarting the tank.