Okay so long story short, my cousin does not want a thirty gallon freshwater tank for his birthday, so I'm keeping it! Giving fish away to my grandma for her tanks.
I just want to house two ocellaris clowns, nothing else, no inverts, maybe a few corals. That's it. Thirty pounds live rock, arganite sand.
Now for questions:
1. How long should it take for the tank to cycle once I add in the live rock?
2. What kind of HOB
filter do you suggest? One of the constraints about this tank is that it's got to be low cost. So no canister filter or protien skimmer for me unfortunately. :P Is a saltwater tank okay without these or are these a must-have necessity?
3. Is the tank overstocked already with two clowns? I want this to be as understocked as possible.
4. I understand water changes for saltwater are different from those with freshwater, what is the difference?
5. Do you reccomend a hydrometer or refractometer? I cant' find a refractometer anywhere.
6. Do LED
lights shine bright enough for low-tech tanks? Found some at Petsmart for only 60 bucks.