Warning: Tank will probably be built in July, maybe earlier if I get lucky!
Hey everyone! The time has finally come to plan a new tank! I have decided to leave my 20g a FOWLR
system, and the 10gs will be my reefs.
Now, I'm having a tough time picking a tank size. I've narrowed it down to either a 40b or a 55g. I'm thinking going FOWLR
with this one, I really want fish to be the stars of this show. However, I may go with reef, depending on how many Ebay LED
panels I'd need.
What tank do you think I should go with. As I know you guys will probably want me to go check fish for a tank size. I am clueless on stocking.
It's going to be drilled with a 20g long sump. I've never drilled a tank, so if you know a good place to get a reef ready tank, cheap, and with a stand would be great! In the sump, I was thinking 4 compartments. One for the heater, the next for a skimmer/or live rock rubble if I go fowlr
, another as a refugium, and the last for a return. I've never done a sump system, so any advice or corrections are welcome.
For flow, would a mp10 or mp20 work?
To summarize the post:
New Tank Planning!
40 or 55?
This will be my first step out of the Nano world, so sorry if I sound stupid! I'd like to thank everyone in advance!
Edit: My areas craigslist is filled with overpriced tanks and advertisements for LFS
. Its no good. Trust me. Once in a blue moon do I have a good deal.
Also, the Sarasota/ Bradenton Florida area doesn't have a local reef club. The closest one is up in tampa or lutz, and driving up their that much, isn't something a student can really do.