i dont know how you mix all the salt that you need. let alone imagine what youre paying for salt on a monthly basis. and yes freshwater is so much easier! i still miss my cichlids.
new question. ill start off by saying ive got a banggai thats holding. im considering a black long spine urchin for my tank for if and when the fry are expelled from daddy. i have had some experience with the long spine urchin. i had one when i started saltwater, it ate all my coralline, and ive been battling dinoflagellates for so long that my coralline growth has been almost nil.
does anyone think that a long spine urchin would help with any possible recurrent outbreak of the dinos'?
im thinking about one because ive read they are to banggias as anemones are to clowns. i could catch the daddy and move him to another tank, but i dont want to stress him out and loose the eggs. no i am not trying to actively breed them nor do i want to, but i do want a couple for a small tank ive got running elsewhere in the house. the rest of them i would donate to the lfs
also what are your opinions about upgrading this tank to a 75g or 90g "reef ready"
while i really like the size of this 40 breeder, its hard to find fish that a person would consider uniquely saltwater that are also appropriate for this size of aquarium.