Hi! My name is Ryan and I have been thinking about setting up an aquarium for about a while. I have finally decided to give it a whirl if you will, but I have some questions.
First, I am really set on a SW
fish just seem to lack any real color. Now, I know that this might be a mistake due to my inexperience with the world. My question here is, am I really at that large of a disadvantage?
Second, I am going to set up a 55gal tank. And I THINK I have a grasp on how the cycling process goes, so please correct me if I am wrong. I set up the tank, adding the substrate (including rocks, plants, etc.), fill with water (made to the proper salinity), hook the filters and heaters up, and drop is something to kick off the food chain (fish or a frozen shrimp). Is there anything I missed?
Third, (and thanks for sticking with me on this), If I add fish (damsels or clowns) to start everything off, I think I have a moral objection to sending a defenseless creature to its death (I am assuming of course they will die). Is there really a difference to using fish or the frozen shrimp?
Fourth and finally...should i set up a quarantine tank at the same time or wait until I get my first few fish living my main tank?
Again, thanks for reading this!