First-I hope this is the right section.
Second- I want to thank all who've helped me out so far with my fw
tank. Some have gone so far to offer cell numbers and we've been texting ideas and advice. Really appreciate it.
Third- I really like this site and find a lot of good advice and find most are very knowledgeable. So continue the good work ladies and gentlemen!
Being a fire chief I can appreciate your willingness to help and commend you all!!
Ok so here I go. I have 1 tank so far. A fw
Cichlid tank and LOVE it! Everything right down to testing and water changes. It gives me sense of accomplishment.
I'm thinking of venturing into the sw
My friend owns a LFS
and has many many accounts all around New York and Westchester. Anyway he was talking to me about a biocube(I think that's what it's called) he told me this... 29 gallon, live rock, live sand, some corals, he'll throw in 3 fish (mentioned clown fish, gobys, starfish, and ground dwellers? i.e. Snails, shrimp etc... Mentioned something about a cool fish that siphons sand through gills or something.
So... Tank,sand,rock,stand,fish,ground dwellers,coral and some other stuff. He's also offering to come over and help get the tank set up and established(of course we'll hang out an have a few beers,maybe have the wives go out for the night.
All that for $500.00 I that a good price? He said the tank comes with everything I need. He did however mention something about a protein skimmer and a hydrometer also said something about adding another power head to make a current which he would set up for me on a timer to go back and forth. I'm TOTALLY new to the salt water world but very interested in this.
So I would like your input, is it a deal, steal or nothing special. We have been friends along time. I just don't know enough about this stuff. How hard is it to maintain? I've spoken to friends that have sw
tanks but there HUGE like 200g or more so they say it's easy I'm assuming because there do big.
Was just looking for advice or input. I have space for it. Also I have a 29g bow front and stand. Would it be cheaper to convert that into a sw
Sorry for the long post. I've started reading the stickies and researching sw
but I think I'm a little intimated by it all.
Thanks for listening. Have a great day and all stay safe you and your fish