I currently run a FOWLR
20L, home to 2 small clownfish and a small flame angel, with about 15-20lbs LR
, 2" LS
, a millennium 3000 filter, and 2 MJ 600's. This weekend i'm picking up a 55 gal
and upgrading to that.
First of all, what are my options concering the filtering for now? Not sure about a sump yet, i may use my 20L for that, if i go with a sump. More LR
will definitly be added, but that will occur over time. What do you recommend as far as filtering? Will a Fluval 404 and never having a sump be effective enough with my LR
completed? Just run the HOB
and eventually take it away as i load up the LR
? I'm also picking up a aqua c skimmer soon.
2nd, I don't really want to use ph
's in this tank. I like the idea of using a closed loop and having multiple returns. Which pump would you recommend i get to have enough flow for my 55 gal
, pumping the water up around 4ish feet, with about 4 returns? Is that enough returns? Say i eventually run a sump, would that be seperate from the closed loop...or will it go overflow -> sump -> pump -> closed loop returns?
Last is on the light...i'm looking in to the coralife 4x65w pc
. Running FOWLR
, will the coralife unit be overkill, causing algae, etc? Its a possibility that i may try corals in the future (the way i'm going it's pretty much a certainty haha), so if its alright, i'm just gonna spring for the pc
lights so i won't need to do any upgrading if/when i'm ready for corals.
Sorry for all the Q's, just wanna get this tank set-up right, as i don't see myself upgrading larger than this for awhile (I wanted a 100+, but limited apt space picked the 55 for me
) And seeing as how i'm about to dump some cash on equip, any specific online place that i should look in to giving my business to? I'd prefer to get it all at one place. Looks like nobody is gonna get gifts from me this yr
And if you can think of anything else that's helpful or i didn't think of, please, let me know! Thanks in advance!!!