I just set up my fist saltwater tank 6 days ago. It is a 29gal FOWLR
. Here's what I got so far...
20lbs Worldwide Imports live sand
5lbs Caribsea live sand
10lbs crushed coral
18lbs Fiji live rock
15lbs dry rock for colonization/cultivation
I started things off with a small pinch of fish food. I also have a friend who owns a LFS
and he said he would give me some type of ammonia, ammonium chloride or something?, to bypass waiting for ammonia production. I have a good hydrometer and a test kit that tests calcium, carbonate hardness, nitrate, and phosphate. I know I still need an ammonia kit.
So my tank came with an Aqueon Quietflow filtration system, which I believe is a piece of crap. So I got a Marineland Emperor 400 and set it up. The guy at the LFS
said that I could put both systems on the tank.
Anyway, I know that you can never have too much filtration, but what about flow? I don't want my fish to feel like they are constantly getting flushed down a toilet. The Emperor is 400gal/hr and I believe the Aqueon is like 190. Is that too much turbulence if I set both of them up together?
Thanks in advance for any help...