I'm looking at getting into a reef system and been reading "The New Marine Aquarium" book by Michael S. Paletta. Seems to give some pretty good info thus far.
I'm looking for some feed back as to what some of you out there have had success with when it comes to setting up a reef system.
1st of I'm looking at purchasing
either a 45g or 60g Odyssea tank system w/ stand, their nice lighting system. They have it as a kit at my local pet store so it would also have some of the basics, heater, canister filter w/ quick change, 1lb live sand per gal
, hydrometeor, salt, etc.
I'd prob be looking at doing 1lb of LR
Now the other stuff.
Protein simmer. they odyssea tank has a nice full cover lid w/ a media filter in it. I would have to remove this if i wanted to use a protein simmer.
I really like the way this tank looks as it is.
Is a protein skimmer needed for a smaller tank system like this if Im using odyssea top media filter thingy < yea real technical there i know hehe.> and a canister filter?
Power heads... Im thinking of using 2 and periodically changing there locations as to reduce any dead spots that may form. ( would prob move them on water changes.)
So has anyone heard or using Odyssea tanks, lighting systems, have info < useful info that is =)>
I dont mind spending a little extra for what i need now vs having to go back and upgrade later.
other info is good to. equipment.. water.. cleaner crew, etc
Thanks a ton