as i will be starting from scratch i've been told it helps to have warm water to mix the salt and help it dissolve. i was just gonna fill the tank, bung a heater in and then mix the salt the next day or something
having 2 with one set at the min temperature in case of failure sounds pretty sensible - thanks flameangel. i'll be getting some powerheads so the flow around it shouldn't be a problem, although i may even look into the wave options
just for another voice on this...i'm in a similar situation. i bought a new tank before i had decided whether to go marine or do a discus/cichlid setup. Upon reading about marines i then discovered the option of a sump etc, and by then it was too late. There is no way i'm gonna drill it myself or take it to an lfs.
I don't see it as much of a problem though, as i've got a hang-on skimmer and will be using live rock and the tank's built in filter in the hood for filtration. Should be ample.
I know the sump increases livestock capacity but for a 6' tank i'm guessing you won't be too short of that anyway...
Hi - i'm gonna buy a V2 skimmer for a 400L tank (my tank is 309L). However, my question is will it be worth paying the extra £20 to get a 600L skimmer. If doing so will improve the water quality, £20 is nothing compared to the value of the livestock etc. it will protect. Or will it just be a total waste of £20 as a 400L will be more than sufficient?
i didn't fancy a hang-on as I have a new tank with the filtration in the hood - didn't really want to go around cutting things up.
however, spoke to my LFS on sunday and they said it doesn't have to hang on the tank itself, as long as it's above so that the gravity feed return works. Might go for that option with a small cabinet or shelf above the tank...