"They all said I was sick in the head. They said I needed help. Well, maybe I am a bit batty. Blame it on the bats in my belfry." - The Joker
I have never done a saltwater tank before. I have been keeping freshwater since I was a child (with a several year hiatus), and Tropheus and other Tanganyikan cichlids since the start of this year. This will be my very first saltwater tank, and it's going to be a reef. Nothing like jumping right into the ocean to see if you can swim!
The concept for this tank is to feature only purple and green corals. It will be an exercise in color choice of livestock, as well as texture and placement. Too many eye-blinding corals will make the tank unpleasant to look at. Not enough, and it'll be boring. I could have started simply, but oh no, I had to go for High Concept Art.
Livestock will be chosen to contrast the corals. Some livestock will be chosen for function, such as a cleaner shrimp. Those just don't come in different colors.
Standard glass 10g tank
20" 1x40w Current USA Satellite PC
Filtration and Circulation
AquaClear 50 HOB filter (200 gph)
AquaClear 30 Powerhead (175 gph)
Visi-Therm Stealth 50w heater
15 lbs cured live rock
Tahitian Moon Sand
Water from LFS
November 9, 2006
Somewhere in the Nov. 20 region, 2006
November 30, 2006
Edited by Tightrope, 30 November 2006 - 01:36 PM.