Originally Posted by woody390
lights are only if you want to keep coral and there are cheaper options than LEDs, the sump isn't a necessity but will be beneficial and tbf I think a skimmer is a part of the Berlin filtration method so would definitely recommend getting one in my opinion also ro
I unit is avoidable if you can get distiller water from super market or ro
do water from lfs
Everyone who starts salt water ends up with a reef, with cheap LED
's, you get what you pay for, distilled water is not a good option, you have no idea when the filters were changed, if you have an emergency at night or a holiday, then what are you going to do. RODI
needs to be your very first piece of equipment. This is NOT a cheap hobby, but starting off cheap will only cost you money 6-12 months later, but then again thats just my opinion as a successful reefer.