Have aquariums for a while. Currently have a 55 african tank. But these are the parts I have to start my first sw
tank. Would like to start with fish, live rock, and some snail, inverts etc.
skimmer with MaxiJet 1200 and overflow box
2 penguin 660 powerheads
some other 75 GPH
underwater pump (can't remember brand)
All Glass 2 bulb hood with 1 coral life 50/50 and 1 10000 k
Want to use sand, that's what I have in my african tank, and have some southtown left over from that. Also have about 20 lbs of base rock from the LFS
1) how would you set up the filters using the above listed equipment list (feel free to add/remove)
What media should be in the fluval? Should I remove the filter sleeves from the 660's and just use them for current? Take out the 280?
2) is the "bio activated" sand worth the cost?
Was told once by a person at a LFS
that the bacteria from my african tank would 'mutate' to saltwater, but that sounded kinda 'fishy' to me.
Much thanks. Learned alot reading through this forum, sounds like a nice place. Couple of other forums I was checking out were a bit too, ummm....uptight? I was even told to chuck the whole setup by members of one.