With the summer ending soon, I decided that I should start setting up my lionfish tank. I want to have the tank ready for when I move in to my house next semester, so that I can fill up the tank and get things started ASAP.
I already purchased the 40B a while back at the beginning of Petco's $1 per gallon sale, and I painted the back of the tank yesterday afternoon.
Eventually I hope to fill this beauty with a few dwarf lions. Either two fuzzies, a MFF group of fuzzies, or one zebra and one fuzzy dwarf. They torment me every time I visit the LFS and I keep having to resist buying them! BUT SOON!
Anyways, I also just purchased a cheap POS light fixture from aquatraders. Since the tank is just going to be a FOWLR with my lions, I don't need any fancy lighting. I went ahead and bought http://www.aquatrade...ure-p/52122.htm
But now I'm wondering what type of powerheads and heater I should get. I've been thinking about two 100W tetra heaters and two korallia 750.http://www.bigalsonl...82.html?tc=fish http://www.bigalsonl...LineId=94735361
What do y'all think about that? I've heard that lions don't like too much flow, but I think that these will suffice. And as for the heaters, I was thinking I'd prefer two smaller heaters compared to a single larger one (just-in-case), and I've never had anything but good results with the tetra heaters so far. *knock on wood*
I'm still trying to decide what I'm going to do for a skimmer. If I don't feel up to buying something new, I might just move the Aqua C Remora that's currently on my 20L reef over to this tank.
You should try and find one yellow and one red fuzzy that would be super neat.
Haha, I'll try, but the yellow ones are really hard to come by. I did manage to find a red one this weekend while I was making my weekly fish store stops, but I couldn't take him home with me :'(. The tank still won't be ready till mid-late September :'(.
are those heaters filled with black sand?
also, does your lion have a name ?
I think so. Why? I've been using the tetra heaters for 3-4 years now and haven't had any issues with them. That's more than I can say for most heaters that I've tried.
I wish that was my lion lol. It was just one of the many hypnotic fish that torment me every time I visit the LFS haha. I will however be in need of a few good names to give my lions once they are in fact, mine.
Edited by awpong, 17 February 2012 - 11:55 AM.