I am Kyle from NC. I have pretty much decided to covert my 55 gal fw
. Here is a list of my current equipment:
ProClear SlimLine 60 Wet/Dry w/ CAP 1800 PH
2 - Aquaclear 402 PH
All Glass 48" Compact flourescent light
My next steps will bee to find a good home for my current fw
1 - Syodontis(upsidedown cat)
3 - misc cichlids
2 - Silverdollar
1 - Bala shark
Then order and stock my tank with live rock to let it cycle. I am also considering buying a RO
5 stage system as well from Bulk Aquarium Supplies.
I currently have a hydrometer and salt left over from years ago when I dibbled in the hobby. The reason I got out of the hobby years ago was due to losing everything when my town had a multi-day power outage from an ice storm one winter.
Another consideration I have is, due to the lack of a credible lfs
, I will have to purchase most/all of my rock and livestock on the internet. Is this a bad thing? I went to the most credible lfs
in my town yesterday and was very disappointed to see a brown film in all of their sw
aquariums and very low quality live rock that I didn't even bother asking how much they charged... They made PetCo look like a Cadilac.
Any thoughts, advice, and questions will be greatly appreciated.