A friend of mine from the CT aquarium is possibly giving me a young clownfish pair! I'm very excited - they are awesome to watch and quite beautiful. He is keeping his in a very small low tech set up. Basically just a heater and a .
I have bought a small tank - 46x22x21cm, and I wanted to know if I could accomodate a clownfish pair in here. I am not planning on growing inverts like coral or anenome - I have it on good opinion that they are quite happy without an anenome, a refuge like a pot or cave will suffice. The tank I want to put them into has a internal powerhead dolphin f200 filter - which is quite big for the tank! (max 300l/hr), a 50w heater, and I will be putting a daylight globe in. I do not plan on getting a protein skimmer for such a small tank..
Do you guys think this is ok?
Second part of the question is... If this is ok, I know marine tanks need some calcium source as part of the substrate... But would exchanging one of my filter compartments for crushed shell suffice? I like the dark substrate I have at the moment and don't really want to pepper it with shells! :-)
Thanks in advance everyone...