Well... I tried. I said 65 gallon, she said 50.
Next best thing... compromise.
Ordering a 58 Gallon Oceanic, reef ready! I realize this tank is not going to hold a tang since it's still a 36" foot print, but I ended up with a tank nearly double the size, and an Oceanic again no less.
As for lighting, I am not ordering the canopy with the tank, going to go with a 36" power compact for lighting. All the 36" PC
's seem to be 2x96. This gives me around 3.3 wpg
. I assume this will be decent if and when I ever do decide to add some corals. Won't be anytime soon.
I ordered/received my Remora last week (awesome skimmer by the way). Now I wish I had waited so I could have ordered an in-sump AquaC since I'm getting a reef ready tank.
As for the transfer into the new tank... any suggestions? I have no live stock besides my LR
... I was going to transfer all the water as well since my cycle is complete and top off the remaining 28 to 30 gallons with new water. Will I end up with another cycle doing this?