Starting from scratch..(almost)
Hi fishy folk...
As reported before, I have a 10g that is wayyyyy too small. All the creatures in it seem to be thriving, but it's only been running for 10 or 12 weeks. I am starting a new tank (55g) and desperately need advice. At this point I have the glass and a stand. I will be re-using the protein skimmer in my small tank. I plan on a fish only (but might try coral later on) My next purchase will be the hood/lights. What output light is optimum for fish (and a pre-existing condy)? Background- black paint or store-bought tape on? Next I will get the filter. Do I need a bio wheel if I use a canister filter? Are some canisters better than others? Next the sand and more live rock. How long do I let it run before I move my existing guys to the new home? As of now I have the condy, 2 humbugs, a domino and a dragonet. (He is getting fat on vitamin encrusted frozen brine shrimp, by the way) For cleaners, I have a peppermint shrimp, chocolate chip star ( I know he'll have to go if I try corals) 2 blue leg hermits, and a poops-a-lot turban snail. Will I need additional cleaners in a 55g? I plan on eventually adding these 6 fish: 2 more humbugs as they like to school, a yellow tang, some type of blenny, a pygmy angel, and the small spotted puffer. Is this a wise choice in fish? Any & all advise is appreciated.
atttached is pics of 10g.
I am positively, 100% not sure!