My first tank... My first post.
Starting first saltwater tank. 38 gallon. 36x12x20. Planning FOWLR
Purchased Fluval 206 Canister. Coralife 65g super skimmer. Aqueon 500gph circulation pump.
Goal: 2 Clowns
1 Dwarf Angel
1 Convict Blenny
1 Fire Shrimp
1 Coral Banded Shrimp
Various snails and hermit crabs.
Lots of live rock
So my friend lives about 4 hours away from me. He has a 30 gallon tank with about 50lbs of live rock and 2 "super" clowns as he calls them because they will live through anything. He is willing to let me have his rock, his water and his clowns.
I'm hoping starting with his rock and water will help shorten my cycle. Maybe even prevent my cycle. At 50lbs of rock that would be 1.31 pounds per gallon. On the low end I know. But good enough to start?
He has some algae and from a maintenance stand point, he's just been replacing water.
So any recommendations or would anyone be willing to suggest a plan?
I'm sure the rock is worth it. Is the water worth it too?
Tank setup plan:
circulation pump on right side.
External hanging super skimmer on left back side
Canister input(not sure where)
Canister output(not sure where)
Thanks soo much in advance. I'm very eager to get started but I know haste means death