I have had a 15G saltwater tank for almost a year now and I am ready to setup another SW
tank. I am posting this just in hopes for people to maybe scan over it and make sure everything I am doing is right. The 29G tank is 30" long, 18" tall, and 12" wide.
I numbered and underlined all my questions; I know there is a lot of stuff on this one post.
I am going to do it pretty simple as far as the equipment goes. No sump or refugium. I was thinking an Emporer 400 for chemical filtration. A SeaClone 100 Protein Skimmer for skimming. I am thinking 30-40lbs. of live rock. A 200W AGA heater. A Penguin 660 powerhead rated for 170 GPH
. As for as the lights go, I am undecided. I am looking to spend around $200.00 to $250.00 on the lights. 1.)Any suggestions for a lighting system based on what I want to keep?
I want to keep all soft corals. Nothing SPS
! I want lights that will let me keep things such as bubble corals, zoanthids, mushrooms, maybe xenia, leathers, polyps.
As far as fish, I am not quite sure how many I would be able to put in this tank. I am thinking a list that looks something similar to this omitting all snails, hermit crabs and any kind of shrimp.
- 1 percula clown (amphiprion percula)
- 1 purple dottyback (pseudochromis fridmani) or 1 royal gramma (gramma loreto)
- 3 blue/green chromis (chromis viridis)
- 1 kaudern's cardinal (pterapogon kauderni)
2. Would I be able to keep all of these peacefully and as equally important would an established/cycled 29G be able to handle this fish load?
I am planning on cycling the tank with 30 lbs. of LR
for a full two months before adding any livestock.
Also, I am planning on eventually taking down my 15G. 3. Would I be able to add the 15lbs. of live rock that has been in that tank to this new tank after the two month cycle?
I also want to transfer all the soft easy to keep corals I have into the 29 as well but I understand that I might have to wait more than two months. 4. What is a recommended waiting period before transferring my corals?
Thank you for your patience and help.