I want to start a 29 gallon aquarium. I already have the tank, it has freshwater fish in it, and after they pass I plan on starting. I have been looking at some equipment and narrowed it down to these. I wanted to know which you would suggest.
1)75 GPD RO/DI 5 Stage Standard System - English
2)Filter Direct Online Store (C)
1)30in 4Bulbs fixtures
1)AquaC Protein Skimmer
2)AquaC Protein Skimmer
Hydor Koralia Controllable Pump/Powerhead
Either two nano's or one of the Hydor Koralia 1 Controllable and one nano.
How many pounds of live rock should I get? Anything to look for when buying?
I plan on cycling for about a month with a piece of raw shrimp. I was told I do not need a filter in the 29 gallon. Just a skimmer and water changes will be OK. If I need a filter, what should I get?
Along with the live rock I am going to keep mushrooms and maybe a few small soft corals. Do not know which type yet. Have to go to my LFS
and write down names of some then come home and research them. Any suggestions for the mushrooms and soft corals?
Now I need stocking help. I know I can not have much, but I am fine with that. At the LFS
they have tons of clowns. Snowflake, skunk, false, true, and many more. I wanted to start out with false. They sell pairs, but I am not sure I want a pair. They sell singles, so I think i'll get one of those.
Blenny. Is there any I could have in a 29 gallon? I would like either a lawnmower or a bi-color. I think the bi-color is a better choice, if any can fit at all.
Cleaner shrimp also grab my attention. I do not want to overstock at all, so please tell me if I am going overboard. I was thinking 1 clown 1 blenny and 3 cleaners. Maybe 2 clown.
I also heard that the blennies are hard to feed sometimes. So, maybe a firefish goby instead of the blenny. So, if I get the firefish, what can go with it? I know I can not have any other gobies or blennies. So as a bottom feeder I was thinking a few cleaner shrimp. If I got a firefish, I would leave the clown out.
This is so long. Sorry. Can you tell me some suggestions of your own?