Originally Posted by lando
your tank looks great! I love the cherry stand and hood. What type of filtration did you go with? As for the knick-knacks...wow is that going to be a pain when you need to get in your tank. Hmmmm..."I don't know what happened to them honey, they must have fallen off and broke. Yes, Yes, you are right, I should have been more careful. You look really nice today, can I take you out to dinner?..." Do you have a cat? I blame a lot of stuff on the cat. All kidding aside, looks great and enjoy the start-up...Lando
Thanks - I'm very pleased myself.
Actually, the knick knacks are not such a big deal because the hood on this tank, unlike my 55gal which has a hinged lid, has 4 rectangles that remove for easy access. The two on the front have recessed handles for quick removal. I told my wife she could put whatever she wanted up there so long as it was not on the front panels.
I have not bought the filtration yet but I am thinking about going with an Emperor 400 and a protein skimmer (haven't picked one yet) but will probably go on the cheap side - maybe the Red Sea Prizm Delux. I will probably go with a sump later, but for now I am trying to stick with what's comfortable until I get the hang of things. Like bearfan said in another thread, SW
mistakes can be costly. I will also get a couple of PH
's for circulation. I was debating on going without a substrate but I have talked myself back into about a 3" sand bed. I figured the extra ph
buffering was a better trade than ease of cleaning.
Does it sound like I am on the right track?