I break that rule, though. Mine's been up for about 6 months and I've had a happy anemone for a few weeks now.
and we wish you the most luck Guage, but from my own experience and from others info, you've likely only got a few weeks left. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and for your anenome.
so.. Ronnie! Welcome to AA
-Eco-refugium vs. wet/dry w/skimmer? I have been told both have advantages?
Indeed they do both have pros and cons. the biggest factor, for what you've told us you have planned, as that you're going for a reef with coral, anenomes and inverts. These animals have a high sensativitly to Nitrates. wet/drys do not do a good job of removing nitrates. Wet drys are great for FO
systems. you will want to go DSB
. and additional options are Skimmer and Fuge to suppliment that.
[quote]-Can I have the Glass bow-front drilled? at least in the top back for an overflow drain or am I stuck with hang on tank or overflow boxes? I have been told yes and no! [/quote
Acrylic = Drillable
Glass = Drillable
Glass = NOT drillable.
if it's tempered the tank (if purchased new) probably had a sticker on it stating so.
I plan to purchase my filtraion next
as i mentioned above, a DSB
will be 90% of your filtration. You can supliment that with a skimmer and/or a refugium.
Then set up live sand over cc
Skip the CC
all together and buy a few 50 pound bags of argonite play sand from home depot/lowes. Then top that with 10-20 pounds of LS
. that's your DSB
For your cycle, you'll want all the sand, LS
in the tank right away. these will start your cycle.
you mentioned you bought PC
lights already. lighting is something that many corals and anenomes have specific needs for. Research the what animals you'll ultimatly want in your tank and then ask yourself if what you have is going to be enough. Many will probalby suggest supplimenting your PCs with a MH
(depending on what you want to keep) and I don't know if the order you listed the critters in implied the order you wish to add them. If so, reverse it 180 degrees, except for the inverts, add a clean up crew after your cycle is complete