i am thinking about buying a Orca TL 450 and would like to know what mods i would need to make and also the model numbers of the parts i would need and also are there any step by step guide to help me with the mods ?
i think i am going to buy the small bits ie return pump , heater , skimmer and other little bits first then make the jump and by the tank
this way i hope to spread the cost of setup a little bit
i am going to start looking at the lighting system now as well might be able to get an idea of what i need to get if i do find a lighting system would i be able to get yourself to have a look to see if i am on the right track ???
i want to make it as tidy as possible so if i can get a hood to fit the top of the tank that would be best for me
i am near swallows in Basildon sometimes they have good stock and the livestock look great but i went there last week and found that they had very little in stock that i would need to set building my setup and also i saw a number of dead fish and other livestock in the tanks which i have always tended to shy away from
Also if it were yourself setting up a marine tank for the first time would you spend the money on a nice 36x18x24 tank with sump and all the goodies or would you look at getting a nano tank first to get an idea of the work involved