I will pick up one of the fission skimmers. I think Current USA makes them and I have been pretty pleased with the quality of other Current products I have, mainly an Orbit and Satiellete lighting fixture. I was just complaning to my girl friend that the Nano didnt have a built in skimmer so I think this will be a great addition, especially when thinking about corals.
Hopefully my live sand will be here today so I can get that added. I put in 8 gallons of my reef tanks water yesterday and added some Dameselfish (a two spot and yellow tail) this morning. I am hoping with the cycled reef water, live rock and rubble, live sand, and chemi pure bag from my reef aquarium that cycling moves along quickly. Ill throw some pics up on my photobucket link. I am going to run some nitrate, nitrite, ammonia and ph
tests here later today to see where things are balancing out at and compare those to results after live sand has been added.
As for my cricket farm, I keep it in the basement so I dont hear any complaints. That is the only aggravation I have found with keeping Chameleons and other insect loving reptiles is that they need live crickets which are a pain to keep and handle. 299 sounds about right for a panther, a reptile shop where I got my vieled cham's was selling a nice blue morph male for $325. That is a little too steep for me, but wouldnt be once I had a better handle on cham care, the panthers are supposed to be about as hardy and have similar care requirments to the vieleds.