So I love having a tank at work, I have been speaking to the big bosses and I am able to have a larger tank within the office. I have figured out that the largest that I am likely to get (due to working on 1st floor) is the Red Sea Max 130D Reef System with Cabinet.
So I have been trawling the evilbay and have found a deal for;
"Red Sea Max 130D Reef System Aquarium
Tunze 6015 wavemaker.
In tank media basket.
Tunze 9002 skimmer.
The tank has no lid. Few minor scratches on glass but overall a good tank."
Now I currently have a 168W Chinese Black Box above my 1" Cube, I take it that this would work over the Red Sea? I am also looking for some higher end options as I will be bidding and leaving if this passes my budget. I have roughly £150 aside for lighting upgrades.
I am not sure about the protein skimmer so I plan on removing that, possibly selling it if not required (I don't dose at the moment on my nano's so I don't understand all this)
The plan will be to set up and scape this tank and get the cycle running, once fully cycled I will be transferring livestock and corals from my 5.5G. I cant see a way I can get a 5.5G system into a 34G (29G display) system and run without a cycle.
So couple of Questions.
1. Lighting, I'm buying tank without any lighting. I have a 168W Chinese Black Box LED Light that I could use but want to know if I can get something a little better for £150.00. I like the Kessil Lights and the shimmer they put out on the surface but I dont know anything about spread etc of these lights.
2. When Do I use a Protein Skimmer? I take it this is useful if you are dosing or feeding heavily?
3. A quick start would be great but I can't think of how it would happen, I wont have enough cycled water and rock to have the jump start on the RSM