I know it has been a while since I've been here, since after I moved I had to give my tank and all my fishes to my cousin who has the room to take care of them. Luckily all the fishes are doing great, and he is taking care of them real well. Due to my lack of space and the realization that I can't keep myself away from saltwater aquariums, I recently purchased the 14 gallon Bio Cube (with intentions of starting a Nano Reef tank). I currently have 20lbs of LR
in there already (from the previous tank) and LR
rubble in replace of the bio-balls. However, I do have a few questions...
1. My LFS
owner advised me that due to the size of the tank you do not need to have a heater, that the pump/motor will generate enough heat. Is that true, or do you recommend having small heater to stabilize the temp such as this http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...7&pcatid=12087
2. The lighting is 48W (24W Actinic & 24W Flourescent), would that be enough to sustain mushrooms and polyps? Also, what other corals would you suggest to with respect to lighting, current desired corals, and size?
3. With focus on the reef tank, what kind of fish would you recommend to help benefit this tank and increase the appeal of the tank?
4. What type of inverts and how many would you recommend to keep the tank clean?
I will be posting pics of the process and thank you in advance for all the help.