That's fine with me. How often would I need to test parameters?
***I test once a week. Top off with fresh water daily, sometimes twice daily.
Also, for water changes, I am not going to run a skimmer, and maybe a HOB
filter with rubble in it, maybe not, so how much water would I change a week? 1 gal
***You don't need a skimmer on a ten gal
. I use an HoB
(2 actually) on my 10 and have rubble in them. 2-3 gallons are my pwc
For fish I am thinking a goby, and one other fish. I would LOVE to have a three spot damsel, but I read they are super aggressive and best alone. Is this true?
***Damsels are very aggressive. That's why I chose 1. Impossible to over stock the tank now.
if you love the 3 spot considering getting only 1 fish, a variety of inverts and lots of coral.
I also love cardinal fish but they need schools, correct?
***Cardinals get too big and like groups
So what is one other fish I should add?
***Clown goby, neon goby, firefish. The choices are limited.
Would those lights work for basic corals?
***I'll have to take another look at them.
For inverts I am thinking Pom Pom or Emerald Crab, then a few basic Hermits. How many crabs?
***I have 4 hermits and an emerald. I want a Pom Pom too!
Snails, turbos and nassurias? How do you spell that? How many snails?
***Turbos I think may get too large. I have two nassarius but after the tank is established you could do maybe 5? Cerith snails are good. 5 of those once you have stuff for them to eat.
Shrimp like Sexy Shrimp, Camel Shrimp, Peppermint Shrimp, what else and how many?
***3 sexy and 1 peppermint. You could also get a skunk cleaner shrimp. I'm not familiar with camel shrimp.
Do nudibranchs eat corals? I would love to have a yellow sea cucumber and a lettuce sea hare!
***Those are iffy. I don't know if a 10 gal
is suitable and if something goes wrong and they die, I believe they will nuke the whole tank.