Got me a tank off craigslist (tank,stand, and a rubbermaid tote full of gravel and stuff for the inside as a FW
tank) for a 100$... its a 55 gal
tank. Stand is useless since im going saltwater - slowly lol. It's way to small and the tank is too low for my liking..sooo Im going to build a stand that can house a sump and a can display it better
Also I'll be building a top for it... this is what I have in mind for lighting... please let me know if its too much. I'd like a clam or two as well as stony coral and some soft coral. Also I'd Like couple clowns for fish and the usual suspects for cleaner crew - snails, hermit crab or two, pistol shrimp and other shrimp since in my FW
tank the ghost shrimp do an awesome job.
Lighting would be like this:
x2 (2 blue and 2 white) - 36" 2 x 39w T5 HO Retrofit Kit
x2 - JBJ K-1 250W Metal Halide Retrofit Kit
On the MH
light ill get some aluminum flashing to make it more parabolic and polish it up. I have two 80mm case fans I can install on both sides for the setups for cooling - blowing in.
Timer set for first T5 for blue, then T5 white, then MH
- then back down. Then: 44" LED Lighting Strip - Hamilton
- or make my own with a dozen led
's spread along the tank...
Jeebus good lighting is darn near half the cost of a tank setup... Anywho what you think of the above idea? What should i go with for light temp for the coral and fish I want?