Hi, I have some FW
tanks and I've always thought abt getting a SW
tank. Was just wondering if some1 else from Australia could help me with the setup. I've managed some light researching, but since this is more of a "wish" than a "will get" thing, my research is far from complete.
For a SW
tank, I've noticed filitration can be in the form of LR
with a protein skimmer and powerheads to move the water. Is this right?
I've heard of some ppl getting sand from the ocean, or using pool filter sand, but it shouldn't have silicone content or something. If I can get it somewhere in Sydney, would a beach be ok, or would I need to go further out? I don't really want to pay for expensive argonite? sand from a LFS
, esp how Oz LFS
seem to sell at prices a LOT higher than in the US.
What type of "rocks" are there? Is coral LR
? One subset of another? Or totally different? What are other types I may see in the LFS
Ppl seem to say RO
water is better than treated tap water. If it is significantly better, where could I hope to find some in Sydney, and how much would I be looking at? Would you be looking to use it at every water change?
I guess that's a start to my enquiries. Hope some1 can help