I have been with freshwater for all of my fish keeping time and have been very content... however at the LFS
when I went there last there were some beautiful mushroom and polyps in the for sale tanks (2.99 per polyp-pretty darn good deal from what I've seen at my any of my LFS
). I fell in love and knew that I was going to have to get a saltwater tank
I got the okay from the parents to have a salt tank, but it has to be in a 10g
. But I figure that's ok, I can work with this!
I've read many threads and articles, scoured the internet and library for any information about keeping a salt tank. I want to do this nice and slow, so I can do it right.
I'd like to start off with just FOWLR
, but I'd love to get some corals in the future...cough...mushrooms...cough... but the current money supply doesn't have room for some nice LEDs-yet!
Here is what I have thus far:
15g Filter (Will get bigger in the future to hold some LR
-that's what I've read a lot of people doing, is this correct? Any information about this?)
1 Powerhead (the lowest priced one at WalMart-I'd like to switch this out for a nicer one at my LFS
, but it'll have to work for now)
To Get Tomorrow:
Refractometer (or hydrometer if that is all that they have)
There is a big sale happening at my LFS
for 50% off all live rock (as well as fish, plants, etc.) and I'd love to get 5-6 lbs since it'll now be $5/lb instead of $10! The only catch is that I am leaving for a week to Virginia Beach come Sunday morning and the sale won't be happening when I get back. Could I set up the tank with LR
and leave it for the week? I could put a shrimp in there and let it go, but would that be alright? I will get more base rock as well to get it to 10-15lbs
Thanks in advance! I know I have a lot of questions and will continue to have a lot more, but I want to do this right!