Originally Posted by Eileen_1510
I have a 56 gallon tank and In my opinion live rock for your clown fish would thrive better with live rock, a couple power heads a heater, some lighting and either a protein skimmer and a heater. A lot of times the clown fish will eat some algae off of the live rock. When going from a fresh water tank to a saltwater tank it is best to do your homework as you also have many testing kits you need to use to make sure your saltwater is within the limits of what a saltwater tank consist off. It is not as easy as you think.
I didn't quite follow all of that, but I can tell you for sure that I have done a great deal of research on this, and continue to do so. My son's tank is 25 gallons with a 10 gallon sump w/refugium and a total of 27 pounds of live Figi Rock and a powerhead as well as a heater set at about 75 degrees. I've set up the rock to ensure a lot of caves, nooks and crannies so they will have good hiding places. While I would like to get an anemone at some point for them to host, I will more than likely get some soft corals that they might host instead. That is a down the road thing, though.
Right now, while its just a FOWLR
, I am using the API SW
test kit. Prior to adding any corals, I plan to get the Red Sea test kits, though any recommendations for better products are welcome.
I'm sure there are complexities I've yet to uncover, but I've made every effort to ensure success. I do appreciate the ongoing support and constructive advice I continue to receive here, though.