Been keeping FW
for a while and I've been kinda getting curious about SW
lately. I figured I would start checking out all the SW
posts and I've seen a lot about nano reef tanks.
Maybe it's just what the lfs
people have said for so long "you have to have a big tank if you want SW
". I always thought that you had to have a sizable tank to accomplish this. Apparently this is not so.
I know that large tanks are easier to maintain ecologically and smaller tanks are much less forgiving when it comes to mistakes. With that being said, what all would I need to start one?
I have a spare 10 gal
tank, hood, the light that it came with, stand, heater, thermometer.
Also have a penguin mini w/ bio wheel and 2 spare fluval 203's (they have spray bars), and an extra powerhead.
I know that I'll need...
salt (not sure of brand quality or what other parameters other than salinity that this will affect)
timer for lights
I'd like to keep a couple corals or so and maybe a clown fish and a damsel or two (if compatible). I know I still have a lot of research to do, but I won't be ready to start this for a couple of months so I'm not in a hurry.
Just curious as to what else I'd need...