Hello, I have just started up a 29gal tank (up about 4 weeks). I was told to use about 5-6 inches of sand. I have a lot of lr
(i get it cheap as i work in a petstore!) and i hope to have a mix of a couple fish, some nice anenomes and a couple corals when it is all finally finished. However I had a couple of questions
1. How does a dsb
work, surely under 5 inches of sand there is very little water movement?
2. Should i ever stir it or not, i have a couple hermit crabs and some snails crusing around at the moment?
3. Power heads - what is the truth about these? I have a Manum 350 canister, which has a reasonably fast flow coming out of the return - do i really need a powerhead too? (I don't want to skimp, yet i am a student and don't have loads of spare change to throw around )
4. Finally a proetin skimmer - I am thinking about an Aqua C remora, i can't really afford it, but everyone seems to say it is the best there is, and it is easy to maintain - is this true? i am looking for easy maintenance - it absolutley CANNOT leak or be prone to leaking as the tank is at my girlfriend's house and they would not be pleased if i swamp the floor!
5. What temp, i have heard anything from 70 - 85, right now we are at 80
I know that there are some answers to these questions (i spent about 8 hours trawling through previous postings) but i would like clear definitive answers if possible!!! Thank you so much, this is an outstanding website!