Starting a 29G SW
from supplies from a FW
tank. So far I've got the water, sand, salt, a few pounds of rock, and a raw shrimp in there. Using left over equipment just for the cycling process I hooked up your standard, base model FW
filter, a regent 10-20G filter and a 5-10G filter. So from what I understand in SW
it's all about having a lot of waterfalls (gph
) to move across the love rock which pretty much acts as your filter....correct? Will these filter work? Would they be more efficient if I remove the filter cartridge and added a mesh bag of live rock rubble? Or just get a new filter all together? I also seen a skimmer rated at 170 ghp for $22, good buy or don't waste my time? Also is a skimmer necessary for my tank size? Sorry for so many questions but I wanna do this right as its my first SW
. Any and all help appreciate, thanks.