I haven't been on the forums in a while, primarily because I left the hobby. Well, after realizing that I am too much of a work-a-holic / dad-a-holic, I have decided to do something fun for myself. As of 45 minutes ago, I ordered my Innovative Marine Nuvo 16g along with some sand and a heater. And so it begins! I'll take some pics when it all comes in the mail. This will most likely be a ricordea tank. I've always wanted to go that route.
PURCHASED SO FAR:
Innovative Marine Nuvo 16 Gallon All-In-One Tank
20 Lb's Caribsea Ocean-Direct Oolite
Fluval E-Series 100-watt Heater
Next on the list will be live rock and a test kit.... but the biggest question I'm asking myself is what skimmer I will go with..
Either the Tunze 9002 ($150) or the Aquatic Life 115 ($60). I am told they both do essentially the sam job, but the 115 is much more finicky and blows microbubbles into your tank for the first week during the break-in period. I am debating about whether or not to save myself the $90 and noodle with the 115 more or spend the extra money for something that won't be as much of a headache.
Edited by YearOfTheNick - 6/3/12 at 7:54pm