I have a 36 gal
newly set up salt water bow front tank (30"x20"x14") cycling right now (well, it has cycled, but isn't populated yet).
I have 40 lbs of aragonite sand and 35 lbs of dry rock (with "rubble" purchased from the LFS
to seed the rock - upon which came a now evicted and deceased aiptasia) in the tank but currently only have a single 24" 50/50 (10,000k/actinic) T8 17W 24" bulb. I am planning on upgrading my lights to a 165w dimmable TaoTronics LED
unit at my earliest opportunity.
For filtration, I am running a Rena FilStar canister filter. I have a 270 gph
powerhead and dual Aqueon Pro heaters.
Current parameters are as follows:
I am also adding a HOB
skimmer this weekend.
I think that I might be ready to populate the tank - what would be decent fish to start with that are hardy and not terribly expensive? Would it be reasonable/possible to add an anemone with my current setup, and if so, what one? I must admit, I am a terrible parent. I told my daughter that the "cute little anemone " (aiptasia) moved to find his happy place.
I am planning on blue leg hermit crabs, cerith snails and possibly a turbo as our cuc.
Thanks in advance. Hope I have given enough information.