What road should I take? What works in your 40-65gal setup, and what advice would you give? Mainly Id like to know what light requirements
you would recommend for expandability? I dont plan on keeping difficult stock but diversity is important to me.
I have read numerous posts and such but haven't found any of this info in the same place for easy review.
Unfortunately I am normally reading all over the place and rarely bookmark needed posts and such, though I promise im working hard to change my ways!
So any links to previous posts are appreciated and will be reviewed. I will post my collection and progress to hopefully help some others out as well.
I recently purchased a 55gal glass tank w/stand. Beautiful in itself! That said, I am ready for the next step.
What I really need is a local saltie for a tutor but, you guys are a step above IMO
Id really like to know what you would do over or maybe should have done, being in my shoes again?
Would also like to say I deeply appreciate any help/advice, and I guess mainly Im lookin to hear what types of setups have had good results
in the 40-65gal range. (Equip /light /trace & maint. /stock /ect..)
Not tring to start a 'which is best thread', but I would like to know what you guys are using or recommend.
Stable environment for the entire aquarium
To take it slow and do things right from the beginning.
And eventually being able to help others (I would love to eventually be able to give back... thanks guys)
With that said i currently have two requirements:
1. The funds are around < 500$ as I already bought the tank/stand ~
this is just a start for the first 6-8mo.
2. And as usual the 'as close to possible' stable environment for my new system.
I have a long list of things to buy, but Im currently concerned about the basics. This will be a very long process
and I dont want to skimp on or overlook anything at this point.
First off I went ahead purchased 110gal RO
, which I was told would last well past the first cycle
plus a calculated amount for several water changes when kept well.
I will start with LS
ending up with just a few for stock as the cleanup crew awhile after first cycle. After the system has had its 1st cycle / stabilized
for several months and I feel comfortable maintaining the system, I will probably want to get a few clams and other high maintenance life. ~ I dream of one day when...
Anyhow sorry for the long post and forgive me Im still learning all the abbreviations.
Probably should have posted in a diff forum, but being this is my first post and im a newb... to be sure some of you when starting out were just as excited at times.
I guess Im really asking alot, but as it is im going around and the posts that interest me and noting the sig's and what ppl are using. -its there!
Im just tring to pull the resource to one post I guess. Should rename topic to 'post your setup'.
Before the setup and up to date pics will follow