As you probably been reading. I changed my 29 gallon freshwater to saltwater last week.. used 30 lbs of sand and 30 pounds of combination dry rock/live rock. tested water yesterday and already 20 ppm
of nitrate.. I would assume im cycled at this point(not sure how after only a few days but maybe its from using alot of live rock from LFS
Anyways heres my delima. i have been shopping for a hob
protein skimmer.. most i find are around $150.00 or so.. Last night i found someone selling his 46 gallon bowfront with 40 lbs of liverock already and a remora c skimmer and a 36" coralife light with stand.. I am currently using a normal freshwater light. he is selling this all for $175.00. at that price i think im better off buying his stuff and it comes with the skimmer.. he says he upgraded to a 75 gallon..
My question is, is it worth it now to upgrade my new 29 gallon to a 46 gallon? will a 17 gallon make a difference in any stock? his LR
is still in water and should be good to go, do i just use a combination of his LR
and my LR
and set it up however looks best? he also has two small clownfish that he is giving free.. two young ones that he purchased last month.. Also he is using crushed coral, i have heard sand is better.. how do i swap my sand for his coral? is this all worth it and possible? thank you..
BTW, i would turn around and sell my setup with whatever LR
DR i have left over on craigslist..im sure i can recoop some money and maybe get $100.00 for my 29 gallon setup with liverock...