I'm a FW
guy, as you can see in my sig
. For Christmas I'm going to be re-homing my 10g fish and switching it over to saltwater for my girlfriend. I'd love to have a bigger SW
tank but I'm limited on space and I just want to create a nano-tank out of this 10g.
Anyway. It's a regular 10g from the first Aqueon Starter Kit. I have 2x 40w CFL lights in it for growing plants in it right now. I know I'll need to get reef capable lights, but the hood is the screw in type (2 slots available). I have an AQ30 HOB
+ Aquatech 20 HOB
filters on it. Both are established (FW
). Has a small, non adjustable heater and all that. Temperature in the tank stays about 75.
I'm on a budget, so please keep that in mind!
So.. what should be my first steps?
I will need a protein skimmer, reef lights and will I need a powerhead for this small of a tank? What all will I need?!
My stocking plans will be simple. A few live rock, Anemones, 1 clown fish, red fire shrimp, a smaller goby and other sand sifters. My goal is to make this a small ecosystem, with different forms of life to help the tank be sustained. Any advice on this would be amazing.
I'm new to to SW
. Will the established filters formed from FW
work on the SW
? Or will I have to restart a new cycle on them when I have the tank setup.
Supplies in a nutshell:
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and if you have any suggestions on what type of equipment will be good for the small tank I would be very appreciative!
PS: I am definitely doing a lot of nano searching and research, I just want opinions and ideas. I like getting a full list of things to do before I start. Google is my friend.
Feel free to laugh at me, and poke jokes about my sketch. I have no creativity at all lol