1. I want to go reef, live rock, small fish, and some inverts, and corals. I have a standard fluorescent hood. What is the best bang for the buck on appropriate lighting? With that, I keep seeing reefs with no hoods but suspended lights, is that really the way to go?
2. I have read about making your own live rock, sounds like fun. My stupid question is, if you make it and then cure it, do you have to put it right away into your display tank, or can cured rock be set aside and intro into display tank later?
3. I have a Cascade 1000 Canister with 100g of purigen in, floss, carbon and sponge. If I want to use my canister with my saltwater tank, what do I need to put in it for media? I was going obviously recharge the purigen. But I don't know if I need bio balls or what.
4. I have two regent HOB
30/60 filters, what I can put in those for media for a saltwater?
My thoughts, are to get a hang on side skimmer, making live rock, getting living sand. Starting with 4 mollies, and then adding SLOWLY inverts, and maybe a gobie and a dottyback. Then a couple of LPS
coral and an anenome or two and a clownfish.