Originally what i thought i wanted was a nano reef tank. I decided that going with a tank that housed photosynthetic organisms was not for me. Still bing interested in a marine set up, here is a list of what i have done.
I bought a new, 6 gallon Marineland Eclipse tank.
Bought a heater, Hydrometer, Instant Ocean mix, and ten gallons Distilled water. I've got it all set up and im waiting on the salt to mix in, and for the temperature to come up. (the water was 50 degrees when i put it in the tank.)
Oh, i got "Marine Lab" test kit too
Once i have my specific gravity right, i will go to the LFS
and get live sand and live rock. i do NOT intened to get a protein skimmer, as i have read both good and bad about them. The sand will be 2 and a half inches deep, and i'll get 6 lbs of live rock.
After i cycle the tank, Fish. What options do i have for community fish in a 6 gallon tank? I don't want to over do it and risk killing them. Also i'll need recomendations on a clean up crew.
Also, are there species of non-photosynthetic corals that would do well in a tank this size?
Thanks for any advice
Also,l this tanks filter is a bio wheel style. Should i remove the bio wheel and filter, and use live rock rubble?