After doing some reading and a bit of research I think i'm going to set up my first saltwater aquarium. I have a few years of experience with tropical freshwater and planted, and after all that I figured I should be able to handle the maintenance and i'm always up for a new challenge when it comes to my tank. I plan on FOWLR
for now but I would eventually like to turn it into a reef tank. I just had a few questions because i'm still gathering my equipment. I have a 29 gallon tank, and i'm carrying over my XP2 canister filter, a 100 watt heater, and a coralife 65w PC
First off, I was wondering if it would be necessary to have a protein skimmer since I already have my canister filter and my tank isn't very big?
Second, I also plan on buying an ro
setup, so if yes to the protein skimmer, which should I buy first? Any suggestions on brands for both would be great.
Finally, are inverts strictly limited to reef tanks or do people with fowlr
have them too? I used to raise cherry shrimp and although I loved my fish, the inverts definitely had a special place in my tank and really made it feel complete. SW
has such a huge selection of them that i'd love to take advantage of!