I currently have a nice 55 gal
freshwater, but I am very interested in getting a saltwater tank...I want something bigger and a local place is selling brand new 135 gal
. glass tanks for $120 and I'm thinking of getting one...
I want advice on what models/brands of equipment to buy and what to stay away from, I know I'll need a lot more, I was thinking of setting it up with seperate canister filters inside the stand, I need a good skimmer and heater, and maybe some powerheads??
The reef setup is fascinating, but I don't think I want to get into that at this time, but can I put a little bit of live rock in? what kind of substrate is good?
For water testing is it better to get the electronic meters, or stick with the drops in test tubes?
I've been reading a book about marine aquariums and it doesn't seem that much more difficult than fresh water (I change my FW
tank's water religiously at about 18% a week and I always make the water a day and a half ahead of time in a special tub only for my aquarium, I am also constantly rinsing out one of the filters every other day (mechanical filter, charcoal, and anti-ammonia filter) and change the airstones and what not as needed, what can I say, I love the fish so I take as good of care of them as possible).
Any advice will be greatly appreciated,