#WelcometoR2R!!! You will likely find a variety of opinions about your questions so I'll jump in and offer mine. If you keep up with water changes then you shouldn't need a skimmer (the water changes will provide the mechanical filtration that the skimmer would have provided). Whether you buy...
#WelcometoR2R!!! You may be interested in reading the following R2R article:
Pictures and dimensions of your setup may be helpful. Good luck with your new adventure!
#WelcometoR2R!!! Several us also have freshwater tanks so you will find plenty of people with a common background. If you haven't already read it, you may want to read the following R2R article:
#WelcometoR2R!!! I'm not sure if you've seen the following R2R article, but you may find some helpful tips here:
#WelcometoR2R!!! You may find this article (and all of the links at the bottom) helpful:
Personally I would lean away from large substrate because it is easy for it to trap waste and hard to keep clean. Good luck on your adventure!
You need to put a lid on your tank, turn off the lights, and move out immediately. You have an invader.
Haha, just kidding. Some type of small eggs or something. #WelcometoR2R . More pics of the tank we can see?
Hi and #WelcometoR2R
Sounds like you know about the glass test and usually just the bottom is tempered. I would not trust stickers. There have been instances where sides were tempered. People think they either ran out of the correct glass or used wrong glass. It is not the glass is thin, it is...
Hi and #WelcometoR2R
I agree bow fronts are a pain to clean. The first quest would be what size/area do you have to work with and what is your budget and goals. Then we can maybe give some better ideas
#WelcometoR2R!!! Although you may get a variety of opinions and reasons, I would put the refugium after the skimmer so that any pods living in the sump would get push to the DT and not immediately sucked into the skimmer. Good luck!
#WelcometoR2R! There are many different approaches to setting up your system. This R2R article may be helpful as a starting point:
Remember that a sump is a box connected to your main tank...
#WelcometoR2R!!! You will likely get a range of opinions from those that believe that canisters should never be used to those who have been running their reef tanks successfully for many years with only a canister filter. Personally, I think that you will be okay running a frag tank with a...
#WelcometoR2R! With no live rock, sand, or other livestock you should be able to keep adding salt to get to 1.025 (or whatever you choose) without worrying about making small changes. If you go over then you can always adjust down with RODI water. Good luck on your new adventure!
#WelcometoR2R! Interesting question about how to support #glass tanks. I have had plenty of metal stands over the years (from 10g to 150g) and unfortunately this isn't unusual. Lets see what input we get from the community.