I am new to Aquarium Advice, My name is Michael and I have been in the hobby for about 9 years. My experience thus far is only with FO
and a basic setup
I have successfully kept all types of fish most none aggressive fish that I have found like clowns, walruses’, tangs, things of that nature. In a nut shell I feel I am ready to get a little more advance into the trade and want to start a 30g Reef and would like you guys to help guide me and suggest ideas I can try and or steer clear of such as equipment that may be junk, and any idea that you know might not work too well.
Well I guess to get started you need to know my ideas and plan so here goes.
Equipment I have…
30g oceanic aquarium
150 watt HQI lighting I think about 15,000k
light from lifeguard
Hang-on back refuge from CPR
CPR Bac-Pac Skimmer (I don’t like)
2 maxi jet 900 power heads
Refractor for measuring the Sg
I also have available to me about 20 or 30 lbs of live rock from a buddy of mine but its in bad shape and need cleaned.
I just moved into a new place so I have plenty of room for other equipment I may need. I don’t have a RODI
unit but want to buy one if some one can suggest a few good ones. I also want to set up a refuge. I have a 20 gallon long aquarium that I want to divide into sections to suit any equipment that I may need. May I also mention I want to drill the back of my 30gallon to handle 2- 1/2 “ returns and 1-1inch intake. I only say 1inch because I don’t know how much a ¾” intake will handle. I know there’s a ratio you want to turn the tank over I believe it was like 10 times or something like that. Any suggestion on that topic would be greatly helpful. I can provide pics and up to date information on my new set=up as I go.
So what you guys think any thing I might be missing? Ideas or Questions?
I want to buy a new skimmer and RODI
unit this week so any suggestion would be great.