How many frozen shrimp should I throw into a 60g?
Don't know. Internet will tell you though.
Acknowledging that I may have a bunch of algae, and will keep up on the maintenance, CAN I use tap water? This question pretty much will make or break this for me. I will not be using RO
. If i cant use tap water i wont be doing this.
Absolutely. Just know that water top offs using tap water can't be completely countered by water changes in the long run as pure water evaporates leaving residual minerals from your tap water in the system. Algae growth can be hampered by reducing ambient light on tank and regulating lights on tank to 8 hours per day.
What is the difference between ocellaris and percula clownfish?
How important is a quarantine tank?
I am no expert but for a beginner it seems that a quarantine tank would be one more thing to deal with that could run into it's own set of issues...water parameters, cycling ect. I'd say leave it to the experts and don't worry about quarantine, worry more about what to look for when buying a fish and the proper acclimation instead and don't buy any fish online...reducing time out of tank, ect.
If I am running two ac110's on a 60g do I need a power head too?
Yes. Maybe two. Water flow is important to reduce dead spots and bring water from bottom of tank to top of tank (you won't have this problem from midway up the tank to the surface but will at the bottom half of the tank
What media should I put in the aquaclears?
Not familiar with this product. If it is a carbon holder that is what I would put in it. If it is to hold bio ball type media I would skip it and buy more rock for the tank (it will be your main source of filtration anyway)
How important is the brand of salt? Topfin salt from Petsmart is way cheaper than instant ocean. Is that a safe thing to save money on?
Have never used any cheap salt. Salinity, ph and temp are most critical to make sure stay where they should be in fowlr
system. salinity and temp are easily controlled. Ph could drop over time if salt did not have enough buffer capacity, ect. The more I dig into saltwater the more I believe I am keeping water not fish...don't skimp on salt, recurring cost is not substantial but start up can be painful...