Hi guys I have a couple of FW
tanks established already, but I've recently acquired a 4ft tank. I have decided on anything yet but was thinking on moving my 30gal FW
into it and starting my first SW
tank in the 30gal.
My first issue is filtration: I'm thinking about getting a sump(i've never run a sump before so i researched) i couldn't really find the info i want for size i have. so from tank into the sump, first bay has skimmer, 2nd a refugium which is plants and algae or live rock (is where i would also keep a calcium reactor down the line when/if i want to get corals??), onto the third bay which would have heater and return pump??
2nd issue is lighting: tank dimensions are 3x1x1.5 ft (LxWxH) I currently run a single 3ft T5. So i was looking at picking up a twin 3ft t5 and running 2 sunlight and 1 marine blue fluro. would this be suitable if i want corals later on? An upgrade to LEDs is out of my budget especially if i'm getting some quality ones.
Cheers for the help and info George