Thanks Tony that sounds awesome !! Could I perhaps postpone till around easter time? I am snowed under at the moment with work lol. Research is going well lol and ive discovered that damsel fish are probably a safe bet seeings as they are quite hardy though aggressive lol
The air pump was always running ( and is located near the filter) so I therefore assumed that the pump would still get water passing through it. Thats why I made the decision to turn off the filter - have never done this in my tropical tank as I did realise the bad result it would have on the cycle.
Hope this helps to restore some of your faith in me lol
thanks Tony the only issue I have is transport lol - not having a car makes it slightly awkward seeings as the only person I can get a lift off will only go to nearest lfs lol agh well something to work on :)
really sorry for triple posting but i cant seem to edit my posts !
heres the spec of the tank for you to case your expert eyes over
Jewel Rio 180 Tank (i have cut small holes in tank so piping goes in and out neatly. Jewel Cabinet (in black) which has been modified to take the big marine filter 160 odd litres of salt water Jewel Integrated Filter, Powerhead and Heater Unit Maxi-Jet MP900 Powerhead Red Sea Protein Skimmer Jewel Integrated light bar with 1 blue light and 1 white light 2 stick on thermometers Aqua One Aquis 2450 UV-C (with integrated UV light) 5 pieces of live rock (about 30-40 kg worth) 1 Red leg hermit crap 3 Turbo Snails 1 Maldive Star fish 1 Long Horned Cow fish - [I will not be keeping him!!!] 2 Clown fish (also known as nemo's by non fishy people and children) 1 Blue fin damsel fish 1 Easy test kit from interpet Spare piping and accessories Jewel Automatic feeder PH Buffer Any spare food i have left over Decorative reversible coral scene background Spare jewel filter wool
awesome ive seen a tank on ebay (may be too big to qualify as nano ) and the guy who delivers has just emailed (me no idea how much he charges though !! ) So I may be getting a tank very soon - the frantic reading begins - can anyone reccomend any books or sites ?
Thanks for your help - hope everyone had a good weekend :)