Thank you. Very informative!!! I do like the dwarf lions! I like the fu manchus as well, but may go with a classic dwarf style lion. Also will just add a snowflake eel. I will start with small specimens of course.
I will replace all the sand. Silica sand being inert and cheap will be my choice. Also I will use lace rock for some hiding areas. My two canisters will run either crushed coral or live rock. I have twin t5 lights (not HO
) and I'll purchase dimmer bulbs for the lion fish (read they prefer lower light).
While my canisters are cycling the tank (shrimp cycle) I will work on my sump. I don't mind having a sump, I just thought two canisters would be enough. I get what you are saying however. I will not drill the tank so it will be a HOB