Well, not really new.... but new to me...
A buddy found out that I was looking at starting a tank, and he offered his to me as they are about to move, and he didn't want to fuss with it.
There are a few problems, that I think are easy enough to fix...
1. Currently the fan in the canopy has burned out... as a result they never turn on the lights... well if they do its only for a hour or so, as it gets too hot. This should and will be easy to fix.
2. They are using a HOB
emperor filter like 400 or something for filtration. I plan to use this, but during setup and before I put anything new in the tank, i will have either a sump with a protein skimmer.
3. I get two free pets.... one is a snowflake eel, who is probably @ 16 inches long. The other is a chocolate chip starfish. I have heard the starfish will be a issue when i start doing reef stocking, so it will probably need to find a new home. The eel i have read mixed reviews from different people who have them in a reef tank with great success. Anyone here have a eel in a reef environment with any pro/con's?
i'll update more when i actually get the tank going and can figure out what i will need to do to get everything working correctly.
I know the current owner hasn't done any water changes in the past year, more along the line of just adding water when the level gets low.
Should i put the critters in the sump once its set up and use that to house them until i can drain and clean? or should i just do a ton of water changes for the few few months?