Thanks for the advice.
I will check out the suggested books. I have been doing a lot of reading on this site and others and find everyones comments helpful. I am being patient (it is difficult), but the last thing I want to do is kill fish.
So for a DSB
, besides the sand bed, which I am planning on having at least 4" deep, I need a protein skimmer (which I should not use at first to help the tank cycle faster) and possibly another powerhead (to ensure good water flow).
A couple more questions:
How much flow is needed? Is there a good rule of thumb?
Do I need the sponge filter?
Do I need a sump?
Is any other filtration (besides the DSB
I realize that most of these questions would be answered in the books listed by everyone and I am going to be ordering them today but was hoping to get a jump start.
Also, my tank is rather cloudy. Is this just due to the sand settling (it is smoky looking)
Thanks in advance