Background: had a 30 gal
reef tank in CA
that I got rid of when I moved to WA. Have 92 gal fw
now. Have a 12 gal
acrylic tank in the garage and was thinking about getting a saltwater tank going. Is a 12 gal sw
Equipment I have hanging around: RODI
unit, heaters, powerheads that are likely way too much for a 12 gal
, hood for 12 gal
with weak florescent light that I supplemented with a submersible LED
light strip, Fluval 106. I have a hydrometer but have read that for small tanks a refractometer is a must (?) Do I need anything else other thank rock and sand? Is the Fluval 106 (rated for 25 gal
) going to cut it?
While I'd love to eventually convert the 92, I don't have the funds for the live rock/sand and my 7 year old Oscar should have another 5 years in him.
Thanks for any input.