If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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That's a nice looking set-up Crispy, I like the way you arranged the rocks.
Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel. Smaug, you're here a lot just to say it's a waste of your time, poor baby, I bet you don't even know how big a loser you are, and how much we laugh at you and your foolish attempt to give your life meaning. Quit drinking, get a life, go take care of your family, grow up!
Thanks all! I'm a bit worried about a 'rock-slide' cracking the tank and I don't want to glue the liverock together so hopefully I secured everything. so far this is the only downside I can see with going barebottom.
as far as equipment goes, I'm just running a coralife 220 skimmer, and one 750gph koralia powerhead. that's it. looking into another powerhead and possibly a sump in the near future.
I definitely noticed a huge difference when I switched to RO water instead of tap. the algae stopped growing immediately.
I know what you mean with the ro. I stopped using it from the grocery store because it was simply a pita to do. No way I'm dealing with the cost of an rodi unit and all the wasted water either. I have an algae farm right now but all the corals ,inverts and fish are fine,,,,,, when I can see the clearly anyway
Tank looks Good, But i am not sold on the bare bottom look.
I'm not sold on the barebottom look either, but as a sw beginner I think it's helpin' me keep my levels in check and keeping things easier for now. I really like the large sand-sifting starfish and other critters that dig around, but I'm gonna try to play it safe for now while I 'get my feet wet' so to speak.