I'm really really wanting to start a ten gallon nano reef with a pair of clownfish. I know there are different types of clownfish so hopefully someone can point me in the right direction to the hardiest one. I've done quite a bit of research on this and I think I can handle it. However I would have to convert the freshwater tank I already have into it. My LFS
said I could put marine salt in it and then the pre existing BB would die, feeding the new BB. I just need to purchase my live rock and then I can start cycling...but wait what about the filter and power head?! So there's where I run into a problem. My mom doesn't want a filter because its "too loud" at night and this tank will be in my room. I know there are "silent" filters but could I try to make it completely silent and just do a power head instead of the filter? Someone on this forum told me once my tank is fully established there will be so much BB in the live rock and sand that I won't need a filter. I'm only planning on have that pair of clownfish and a few anemones, Zoanthids and maybe some blue legged Hermits so I'm assuming there won't be a large bioload. A single power head should be enough to supply sufficient oxygen correct? Thanks for the help in advance! Oh and P.S I realize the smaller the tank the harder it will be to maintain but I'm up for the challenge!