How do you keep an FO
tank, in particular a somewhat aggressive tank (ie, with a Picasso trigger & panther grouper as centerpiece species), clean?
With an FO
tank, is a canister filter + a skimmer sufficient?
Also, why not use LR
? What advantage does FO
have over FOWLR
? The only thing I don't like about LR
is the amount of real estate it takes up in the tank... Is that it?
Is it difficult to keep the water healthy without LR
? Do you have to make more water changes?
Is something like a yellow tang sufficient to keep algae down, in the absence of snails / cleanup crew?
I know that's a lot of questions... Essentially I'd like to know the best method for running a tank to house a picasso trigger and a panther grouper et al. Ideally this would not involve scraping algae and siphoning the sand every day. The tank will be 180-gal
, and I have an ASM G3 skimmer.