I have a 29 gal SW
tank. Live rock, live sand, a Cascade 500 canister filter, 2 Powersweep pumps, 7 crabs, 5 snails, and 2 damsels.
I want to add some coral and fish but need to upgrade my lighting (I have just a two florescent bulb hood). I'm on disability so money is extremely limited.
First things first though: I need to put on a protein skimmer. The HOT are all $150.00+. I can make an in-sump type but do I need a sump for such a small tank? If not I don't know how to make an HOT type. Anyone have any suggestions??