Oh, how many of us have gotten into trouble with mts? Well, I just happen to have a 30 long sitting around all empty and lonely, wishing to be filled with beautiful fish. I also have a 10 gallon that I can't get myself to leave, either. So how does a 30 long with a 10 gallon sump sound?
I recently wanted to do a saltwater tank, but it was a 28 bow front with a HOB
filter; no sump, and I have a few questions.
Here's my "dream" list for stocking (at least in a smaller tank):
x2 Perculas <-- Either True or Black. One of each? That would be cool.
x1 Royal Gramma Basslet
x1 Goby <-- Either Purple Fire or Neon Blue maybe?
x1 Flame Dwarf Angel <-- Reef Safe?
x? Cleaner Shrimp
x? Hermit Crabs
x? Turbo Snails
x? Starfish <-- Could I do a single Brittle Star in a 30 long?
x? Porcelain/Emerald Crabs
I've been told before a similar list would be okay for a 28, and I actually think it was identical, less the crabs. Any tips or ideas on stocking and if this would work?
I know I'd like to get a 36" T5 HO
fixture and that I'd probably need fans for this, right? And I'd like to DIY a 6 LED
Moonlighting system and run them on timers. Aside from that, I'd like to do a 10 gallon sump to hide all the equipment such as heaters, skimmers, etc...and that I'd need an overflow box and a pump with some tubes and hoses to get water from point a -> point b -> point c, but I'm not too familiar with saltwater equipment aside from that. (All my freshwater tanks had HOB
filters, heaters, and florescent fixtures. Pretty simple...)
Does anyone have a similar setup on a smaller reef tank? Or maybe a tank that's larger, but proportionate to mine? All I really know is what fish I'd like and what fixture I'll be using.