I just got back from the Flint Frag Swap and it was awesome.
I bought way too many Frags though and do not have room for them.
I have been thinking about starting up a Frag Tank for a while (And the Ann Arbor Swap is next month so I will have even more Frags then).
What do you think about this setup? 10 Gallons
Meijers has a 10 Gallon Aquarium kit for $50. it has:
10 Gallon Tank
Flourescent Light Hood (I know it is crappy but I have not yet decided on the Lights I want yet).
So with that I just need better Lights and Powerheads.
I was thinking 2 Koralia Nano 240 Evolution Powerheads. Water Pumps & Wavemakers: Hydor Koralia Nano 240 & 425
Then for lights I am looking at either the Marineland Reef LED. Reef Aquarium Lighting & LED Lights: Marineland Reef Capable LED Lighting System
Or 2 of these Lights which each hold 2 Regular T5's for a Total of 4 T5 Bulbs (2 White and 2 Blue). Aquarium Lighting Fixture Coralife Aqualight T5 Dual Linear Strip Fixture, 2X18 Watt, 30 inch
That is 72 Watts so 7.2 Watts per Gallon.
I know that the LED is better but I have a 10 Gallon Reef Tank already with the same Maineland Reef LED and it gives me alot of Algae and it would be $150 cheaper than the T5's.
My biggest concern is the Algae.
With a Frag Tank can I use no sand and no live rock? Will that give me no algae?
Plus no Fish and Fish Food will be less waste.
And my Hermit Crabs now currently flip over my Frags so I do not want a clean up crew in my Frag Tank.
I have salt water made and ready to go I just need to buy the kit at Meijers.
Will that kit be OK for now untill I get better lights if I set it up today?
I do not have SPS
. I bought alot of Zoanthids, Acans, and encrusting Montipora. Will they be OK with the single T10 Bulb that comes with the kit?
What do you guys think?
Thanks in advance