Ok, I checked out the tank today. It's almost two years old, but the equipment looks either new or well maintained. It has PC
lights with 10,000K and actinic bulbs. He has brand new bulbs still in their packages
I'm an idiot though, I forgot to ask him about the wattage. I'll probably have to upgrade to MH
when I eventually get corals and anemonies anyways. He has a huge sump under the pine stand, but he didn't know the size. He also has another pump to increase the water pressure even more. The tank is stacked with Fiji LR
, about 200 lbs in fact. About the LR
, I'm sure that it has the beneficial bacteria, but I didn't see the small inhabitants like the LR
in the pet stores have. Will I have to reseed it? If so, should I just buy some LR
from the pet store, or is there another mthod? The LR
looked as though it had a purplish algea that was recently scrubbed off. Oh yeah, the tank only has a very small fish and a couple snails.
I think the reason why he doesn't know about the lighting, sump or the specifics is because he just had his friend set up the whole thing. He originally paid $2,000 for it from his friend who owned a pet store and some of the things he said he got at a discount. All in all, I still think that it's a pretty good deal.
I haven't even bought this tank yet and I've already asked quite a few questions, lol.