Originally Posted by TheTodd
Criptix - liveaquaria is a good resource for just about everything saltwater. That rule of thumb for number of fish goes by inches (adult size) per gallon, not fish per gallon. Keep in mind that if you have a 50g tank with live rock, you don't really have 50 gallons of water in there, so calculate accordingly.
Worse comes to worse, put a list of fish you are planning to get on here and you will get good feedback.
This post brought up a question I was not sure how to ask.After my second fatality,I decided to dismantle my 10 gal
and start from scratch so I did some looking some,some pricing and some deciding.I have decided on a 36 gal
tank,150 watt heater,406 Fluval external filter,Tukani live rock and black and white bio natural sand.
I have two questions,one I was thinking 30 lbs of the live rock but as TheTodd stated"you have to keep in mind the that if you have a 50g tank with live rock, you don't really have 50 gallons of water in there, so calculate accordingly.
"I would like to have 3 fish, a Domino Damsel and two colorful tank mates.So I am thinking I don't want 30 lbs of live rock,right?So how much live rock and sand(I have read a lbs per gal
) should I put in my tank if I want at least 3 fish?
The second is about my sand choice,I was thinking that mixing whites black sand would make for a cool looking sand bed,but would it?Is it possible to mix different kinds of sand(same brand) and be able to have layers of contrast or would it all just mix together?
I guess I have a third question,I would like to be able to post updates on my progress and questions and have them together.How do I do that?
It looks like it will be a long process,I added up the cost and its about $900.It looks like it is going to be a tax return purchase + what I can save.I don't shop Ebay,to many bad experiences so its a combo of Petsmart,Amazon and an oneline store I can't think of the name right now.I did alot of price comparisons and that's what I came up with.Now if I can convince my hubby that I will need the 10 gal
as a quarantine tank...