First, Thank you to all of you that post here. I have been reading (stalking) for several weeks after finding this site and just registered today.
I have a 55 gallon sw
tank (48" W 21" T 12" D) that has just finished cycling. Tank was formerly a fw
tank with one giant red belly pacu (15" long) aka "the sole survivor" that recently passed away.
I did not know about the shrimp thing so I have 2 Damsels (had 3, one died) that made it through the cycle. I just added a green crab just cause it looked cool. I have 55 lbs of crushed coral and about 15 lbs of live rock from lfs
. I plan to add additional lr
.com (again thanks for the find).
Here are my questions
1. I have an undergravel filter with dual AquaClear 50s Is this good, bad or no big deal?
2. For filtration I have a Penguin 330. Again, any comments/issues?
3. The heater is a Penn-Plax Therma flow PC
. I do not know the wattage but find that I am constantly turning it up and down slightly to try and maintain about 80*. I think I need to replace it. Thoughts?
3. Last but not least. Down the line I want to get some corals. I have dual hood tops by Perfecto. They both take a single bulb. Will 50/50 bulbs work or do I need something else? Do I need to replace both hoods with something else? Do I need to replace bulbs even if they are working? I read one book that said to replace every 6 months, but my lfs
said replace only when the burn out.
Thanks in advance!!!