Ok I am ready finally to go and get my first real SW
tank. I won a emporer 400 in a drawing at a pet store and so now I really want to get a tank started. I had a 20 gallon 7 years ago but only for 6 months due to a relationship prob. Anyway, I was thinking of getting 55 gallon acrylic. I plan on having a FO
tank. I was wondering a couple of things. My last tank the LFS
was better than sand to help control ph
. Is this true? Question 2. With the bio-wheels in the emporer do you really need a proten skimmer. Don't they do sort of the same thing? I was also planning on getting a power head for the corner to get more water movement. What would be a good size that's not hurricane force flow? And lastly Does anyone know of a reputable LFS
in the Orange County CA
area. It seems the ones I have seen lately the fish just don't look to healthy and the tanks are all dirty. The one I started with a while back was very clean, the fish were all fat and happy and they always held all of thier fish for a week before they would sell them.
Thanks in advance for all your help.