Today I placed an order with Dr. Fosters & Smith:
24 gallon Aquapod w/ compact fluorescent lighting
75 watt stealth heater
40 lbs live sand
50 lbs Fiji live rock
I'm planning on having this be a nano reef with only a black & white clownfish and maybe a clown goby with some snails and hermits. I've only done FOWLR
(210g and 30 g) so I have a few newbie questions.
1.) What are some of your favorite colorful corals that would be okay in compact flourescent lighting?
I know I'm limiting myself right now to soft corals, mushrooms, etc but I might pick up a Sunpod MH
after my tank has become established in several months, so I can add more sensitive corals and an anemone.
2.) I know coral are labeled as peaceful, semi-aggressive, and aggressive. I'm assuming like fish, you can only group semi-aggressive with other semi-aggressive corals. Is this true? If not, I would appreciate any insight!
3.) I picked up some epoxy for corals and LR
. Is this stuff pretty easy to use? Anything I need to know about it?
4.) Any equipment I missed? I have a 6 stage RO
system from Filter Guys, Reef Crystals salt, etc from my other tanks. I've got test kits for Calcium, Nitrate, Nitrite, Ammonia, Alkalinity, pH.
5.) I also have only two supplements at the moment, ZooPlex and Liquid Calcium by Kent Marine. I was going to pick up some Strontium but I was wondering what others you guys recommend.
6.) I like to use digital timers on my tanks for the lighting. Is a 8 hour per day time schedule enough for a reef? Or should I increase it?