Here are probably the best 2 out of the 3
Edit: Guess i was a little late then
Most nano users go with an aqua clear with a media like purigen or macro algae like chateomorpha along with weekly water changes. I know the ac is the most commonly and many people have created handy mods for it.
It ir more common in palythoa genus which i forgot what was called. Some zoas and palys don't have as much but not much info is known about all of the certain types. I however know that the uglier brown looking plays are the most likely to be toxic. It is honestly no reason for me to never put...
I say start with a 10g at least the so the water chemistry could be a little more stable for a newbie( a 20 g would be more ideal IMO). But either route you choose here are the basics
* live or dry rock
The rodi is very important in a marine tank as tap water could be...
Live aquaria is pretty good tool to find the min. Size tank and it says a 50g minimum and I have seen one in a 55 g many times in various lfs’s DT. There cool animals but They just don’t interest me so that’s all I can say with any credibility.
I’ve used those sun sun wave makers on a turtle tank in the pass and the suction cup on those really suck.they have good flow but those cheap cups really turned me away from using them. I might have gotten unlucky but just sharing my experience with them.
No matter how good your tap water its still not sw ready as you know you need pure water. You raise salinity with water changed but since you have tap i would empty the tank with rodi mixed water. But to raise salintiy you preform water changes with an elevated leve like for example 1.030.
Since your tank is a nano water changes will be what keeps your system going but in an eventual reef you need 3 essential things 1)good flow 2)good water chemistry 3) good lighting so...
1: a jebao is pretty good inexpensive brand of wave makers and so is the koralia line don’t bother with...
Good choice to start but for a reef tank you will want to get a wave maker as flow is the backbone of a reef. My first coral would be a zoanthid or a Duncan coral as their are relatively fast growing and hardy.
Question #2 what’s your budget so people can recommend you to some equipment.
I know you are excited about your new salty tank but tap water is not the proper way to go as it's too unsafe (and causes alage too)for a marine enviorment. I see your into coral and thats were the fun starts. To start it off, yes saltwater is expenisve and a reef even more.
Do you have a small...
Was doing a water change on my reef and was looking at my coral when I saw everything swaying back and forth like it would in the ocean with powerful waves my first thought was “are my wave makers really that powerful ?”.until it started shaking a little harder I noticed the earthquake.
Im not too famailar which particular type of paly/zoa has more of the toxin but i have heard the brown palys are what really hit the hardest but you should be fine unless you start cutting them up into pieces.
I think you should be pateint and save up for an rodi unit. You can get water from the lfs but i would not trust thr store. In a salty tank you want 0 tds (total disolved solids ) and that is easier to acheive with your own unit. The store's water may not have 0 tds which will lead to alage...
Forget almost everything you know about FW as the salty side needs more precautions. First of all the water that is added to the tank requires rodi water also is recommended refractometer as they are more reliable than a hydrometer. Saltwater is not hard but it also isn’t cheap either don’t...