I am getting started setting up a reef aquarium after having some experience with freshwater fish. I am considering buying a used tank plus equipment, and thought I would ask some pros for feedback before doing so.
I would eventually like to have in the tank some corals, anemone, a few fish, and scavengers.
Here is the setup I am considering purchasing for ~$350:
- 55 gallon Sea Clear corner unit with stand & canopy
AF-92 Heater Module
Two Fluval Type 430 canister filters for undergravel filtration
Tropical Marine UV Sterilizer
I imagine I will need more powerful lighting than what is in there now, as well as some jets for circulation.
Given cost is a consideration for me, is this a reasonable setup, is it overkill, or is it incompatible with my goals? How much more should I expect to spend in additional equipment?
Thanks for any advice!