Going to be moving into a dorm in the coming months so I decided to build a reef tank to take with me.
So far I've gotten my tank and lighting.
Tank is a 4.5g rimless, curved corner tank. (35cm x 21 cm x 23 cm)
Light is a 16w (16x 1w blue and white) LED
fixture I got at an LFS
. The color on this lamp is pretty good. It's a lot more purplish white than the pictures make it out to be.
I'm thinking I might start out with a few zoas and other softies and generally easy polyps and maybe put in an sps
I have a few questions:
1. What size HOB
should I get for this thing? Is an AC20 too large? *lookin for something really really quiet too since it'll be a shared dorm)
2. How much water movement should I need? I have a 140gph power head is that enough?
3. What other supplies do I need other than:
Water Movers -X
Light - X
4. What test kits do I need for a nano reef? I have the standard ph, nitrate, ammonia, nitrite get up and I also have GH
, phosphate and KH
. What am I missing if I'm looking into coral?
Fauna will be restricted to typical CUC and maybe some sexy shrimp.
Testing out the lights using a piece of rock that was encrusted by purple algae from tanks past.