I purchased a tank and headed down to my local LFS
for advice. I have not even had a beta fish. As a student, I am on a tight budget. I purchased a 55gal off craigslist with a heater and Marinelife Penguin 350. He recommended I buy another Marinelife Penguin 350 for increased filtration and more importantly increased water flow. I also purchased 40lb of Fiji pink LS
and some dry rock. For lighting I have 4 24" 10k T5 bulbs. I cycled my tank and started with some damsels, on his recommendation. About a month ago I added a Maroon Clown and 2 white spotted crabs. Then this weekend I added a medium yellow angelfish and 30lb of LR
, but only have 1 crab left. Turns out they weren't that great of friends.
I am wondering which direction I should do. I plan on adding more LR
soon and was thinking about getting the Coralife T5 Quad Lamp
for increased lighting. I have been reading a lot about skimmers and not sure if I need one if I keep up on my water changes.
We are obviously not done adding fish but didn't want to go overboard too quick since this is our first tank.
Thoughts? Advice? Criticism?