This will be my first saltwater tank. I have been reading up on a lot of information for the past couple months. I have a couple of questions and could use some advice.
It is currently a planted tank.
27 Cube tank (20"W x 18"D x 20"H)
Marineland C-220 Canister Filter (220 GPH
20" Finnex FugeRay 7000k
Possible equipment needed:
Instant Ocean Sea Salt, 160-Gallon
Hagen Fluval Sea PS1 Protein Skimmer
Hagen Fluval Sea CP1(265 GPH
) or CP2(425 GPH
API Saltwater Master Test Kit
Instant Ocean BIO-Spira (Marine)
Carib Sea South Sea Base Rock for Aquarium, 40-Pound (Unless I can find something better locally)
For substance I have found Carib Sea Aragonite Reef Sand for Aquarium 40 Pounds (27.21) or Carib Sea Ocean Direct Natural Live Sand 40 Pounds (34.99)
I was looking in maybe doing a 10 gallon sump if it is really necessary or maybe picking up this Oceanic Wet/Dry 50 on craigslist.
I plan to stock it with not 100% up for suggestions, but the Ocellaris Clownfish are a must
2x Tank bred Ocellaris Clownfish (1st Phase)
1x Royal Gramma Basslet (2nd Phase)
1x Firefish Goby (3rd Phase)
*No sure when I should add the clean up crew since I will be most likely starting with base rock.
Here are the questions I have
I keep reading about how it a bad idea to use a canister filter on a marine tank. But if you maintain your canister filter will it really be a problem? Since the live rock will serve as the biological filtration can I load the canister up with mechanical and chemical as in filter floss and Seachem Purigen.
I know the light I have is for plants but its shouldn't be a big deal for FOWLR
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks for looking