A friend of mine is cleaning out his garage and is going to give me his 55g tank and various coral, pump, filter, heater, pretty much everything he had. it is all in very good condition.
Ive never had saltwater, but have always wanted to try it .
After reading about cycling i figured i would set everything up and get ther water to where it neds to be. I am not in a rush at all, but how long does this process take? more than a month?
After all is set up and working well I was thinking about the fish. I am not sure how many are possible, but since this tank will be a big part of my living room, obviously i want it to have as many fish as i can in it.
Is this too many?
I know it seems like alot but i think all of these fish are pretty small.
If this is okay which fish to start with and how often to add new fish?
what would the best wrasses be for this community? I also would like maybe a crab or other invertabrate.
Would a lionfish be a killer mixed in with this group, or maybe a puffer?