Ok, so I'm starting my tide pool tank. It will be a predator tank with anglers. I got just a simple cheap kit with a tank, filter, light, and hood. The lights are CF for now but I'm 90% sure I'll switch to T-5 since I have an old retro fit kit laying around from my biocube before I went to LEDs. Also will be adding a nano skimmer eventually and a heater hopefully by friday.
I really set this tank up solely because of an angler I fell in love with. I didn't do too much planning so I'm not exactly sure what else will go in it. It is one of those things that I'll figure it out as I go. The theme is supposed to be tide pool like so maybe some sponges or seaweed but NO MACRO!
10g Glass Breeder
Aqueon Filter (for a 10g, came in the kit)
CF T-12(?) Light (came in the kit)
~8.75lbs of Cured LR
~3lbs of Dry Sand
Seeded with some Live Sand from a ~6 year old reef tank.
Hopefully on Friday (if params are good) a Wartskin Angler (A. pictus)
A Few Tiger Trochus Snails
Some bad pics from my iPhone:
The star of the tank for now:
And here's Waldo as he has been named by the guys at the shop. He eats frozen krill and squid.
So, what do you think of it so far? It's a beginning, I think.