Anyways, on to the plans. I plan on two major rock "piles", hopefully I'll find just 2 larger rocks to use. So very minimal rockwork. Most of the rock and biological filtration will be done by the 10g. Return from 10g I'm hoping can be a maxijet 1200, since I already have one. I also have 2 koralia nanos I'll use in the 20L until I can afford a vortech.
It will be lit by 2 hanging DIY led pendants. LED setup will run me about $250. I'm currently thinking 2 UV, 4 Red (or maybe 2 red, 2 green), 14 Royal Blue, 14 Q5. Driven by two eln-60-48p.
Stocking will be a six-line (keep the flatworms/other pests in check), two small gobies (trimma tevegae?), 5 sexy shrimp, bumblebee shrimp, candy cane pistol shrimp, emerald crab, and CUC. I'll keep Asterinas in the sump to feed the bumblebee sine he loves them so much. My only fear is the sixline pestering my shrimps, but I had a sixline in my 10g before it disappeared and no shrimps got eaten.
I want to get a nice sized frogspawn for the sexy shrimp. I also want a decent Platygyra colony on the end of one of the rocks. Other than that, lps will be kept minimal due to slow growth and expense. I like lps, but I can get sps cheaper. Along the bottom of the rocks there will be polyps, shrooms, a few LPS, and a clam or two. SPS on top. I have a green slimer, purple bonsai, aquadelight, sunset monti, and a few other sps waiting to get in the 20L whenever I can get it running.
I'm not sure how I want to drill the tank exactly. This tank won't happen for a few months anyway, so opinions are welcome. Here are my two current thoughts. My goal is as little equipment as possible visible in the 20L and lots of open/negative space. I would like to put the pipes in a corner, but I fear breaking the glass.
My other thought is something like this, where the pipes would be run under the sand. Has anyone tried anything like this? Would I regret it? Is it possible? Edit: The elbows would stick up pretty far... that's why.
Thoughts, comments, complaints?
Edited by midna, 15 July 2010 - 03:48 PM.