Hello, all. I just wanted to tell you how cool I think this site is. All of the users are polite and knowledgeable. So, on with my questions
I will soon be setting up a FOWLR
tank, and this will be my first saltwater aquarium. At present, I am planning on a 100 gallon tank. I wish to have 4-5" of aragonite sand to create the DSB
. I am thinking on a SeaClone 100 protein skimmer, and a small Filstar XP2 canister filter, mechanical media removed, with just the activated carbon and bio-media inserts. I'll ask questions about my potential fish at a later date, but I've got a few questions about my setup.
What do you all think? I will eventually want to go into a reef tank (when I purchase the lighting that is sufficient). I've been researching a lot, and from what I read, I'll need roughly 130-150lbs. of LR
? If I buy, say, 75 lbs. of it, will it in fact spread to other rock that I put in the tank? If so, what kind of rock should go in with it to promote the spread? Also, will it spread to the sand giving me some live sand?
So, at the end of my enormous post, my main questions are:
What do you think of the tank setup? Any suggestions/additions/deletions?
Will the live rock spread to..."dead" rock?
Will live rock spread to create live sand?
Thank you all, very much.