I am going to be setting up what I thought was just a FOWLR
, but I also plan on having a few inverts. I am assuming that even with the inverts, the tank is still considered a FOWLR
and not a reef, because I am not interested in corals.
I started up my water today for a 10 gallon (yipee!) after several weeks of reading and research trips to LFS
. From here I have a several month plan to get comfortable with SW
water changes and water management (I have done FW
for a few years already), get live rock, get one green emerald crab, one black ocellaris clown, one pom pom crab, one porcelain crab, and lastly a cleaner shrimp. My LFS
is telling me I could get many more inverts, or more than one of the ones I have chosen, but I am not interested in loading the tank with inverts. I want just a few that I think are cool to go with my one fish that I have wanted to have for quite a while now. I plan on doing very good tank maintenance (10% a week) so don't think I need an aggressive clean up crew. If this all goes well I may upgrade to a larger tank next year. Or, since I am a newbie to salt water I could spend the next year making newbie mistakes and learning how to do things better before I get brave and go bigger.