When you say 'linked' it..What exactly do you mean? Was that to faciliate getting water into it or are you planning on leaving it 'linked'? Nano's in general (I have a 10G with a pair of the self ballasted 50/50's as well) are a little tougher chemistry wise. Maint wise, they are a breeze. Top off with a pair of the 10W 50/50's will run about 4 cups/day depending on your lighting cycle. In my 10G I run 24Hr on 24Hr off. All thats in there are pods
, 1 crab, lr
and some chaeto. Anyway salinity, ca
/ph can be a challange in a 10G depending on if 10G is your total volume, hence my 'linking' question. Don't let anyone deter you, sounds like you got a good plan, starting with some basic polyps and lr
would be a great way to go. Once you get the hang of it, you could consider some 'real' lighting and step in to some lps
/soft corals like brains, leathers, etc. The only flow in my 10 is the HOB
filter. With a 10G you can blow the shrooms
right off the rock, so don't get too nuts with a big powerhead. A little yellow watchman or fire goby would be great or pep shrimp/fire shrimp (Though they like to hide...) maybe a skunk. Again, sounds like your on the right track. Do post photos if you can once you get it cooking!