hah yeah.. milk crates are surprisingly sturdy. The nice thing about the 20H is that there's no space between the 2 stacks of crates, they're each just about 12" wide. Downstairs, my brother has a 55g on 2 stacks of crates 3 high with a piece of roofing across them. It's all good
However, I will be keeping an eye out for a legit stand as this one isn't the nicest looking.
Livestock, haven't decided yet. In about 2 weeks, once the levels settle down, I'll add some clean up crew. Probably 5-10 snails (variety based on what LFS has in stock. I've done way to much reading up on snails in the past 2 weeks, so I know which types to go for.) and a hermit or two. Then, based on how they seem to be doing, I'll add more if necessary.
The only fish I'm rather set on at the moment is a Randalli Goby and an accomplice Pistol Shrimp (again, type probably depending on availability unless I decide to order one online).
I'd also like to get a Cleaner shrimp or two to take care of the fish.
As for fish, I haven't really started looking into them too much. I've been too busy getting everything else taken care of
I have an idea of what I'd like (wider, more like angels as opposed to the longer, narrow body shape), but no definite choices yet. I'll probably go for 3 additional fish to occupy the mid-high area of the tank. Any suggestions would be great.
Corals, I'll probably start with the Started Frag Pack
from saltwaterfish.com simply because it's a nice bundle and I like the variety. I'm particularly of the torch, hammer and frogs stylings. Again, any suggestions are always welcome.
Next thing will be more LR, but I'm not sure where to get it from. The LFS I got my current batch from seemed to mostly have dense rocks without many holes and areas for hiding, filtering or sticking plugs. Saltwarerfish.com is doing free shipping on LR currently, so I may get one of the 12 LB packs of Carribean LR
. Waiting to hear back on an email I sent them about the styling of and amount of life that actually will make it on the rock. Hitchhikers intrigue me
(so far, I've noticed many tiny worms peaking out of my rock and what seams to be a very very small, transparent, shrimplike being.)
(oh, and as for the back, I'll probably go with black.. though.. blue could be nice too.. hmm. Maybe I'll start off with some of that stuff on a roll and see how it looks)
Edited by Xris, 28 February 2010 - 08:11 PM.