Originally Posted by Grizz
So you want a salt water tank awesome here's a short list to help you out
Is it hard? No once you get into the habit of testing and doing water changes. Some one once said it's like a garden "
plant it and let it grow, tend it when it's needed"
will be a FOWLR
this will run you around $10 a gallon no costly lights needed
2 A bit more involved when you add coral, softy's (Zoas, mushrooms and some leathers) can be kept under most T5 lights (A4 bulb system) around $15 dollars a gallon
3 A mixed system of Soft and LPS
coral around $ 20 a gallon Time to upgrade those lights. Think MH
4 A full blown SPS
system will set you back around $25 a gallon
Start with a FOWLR
(fish only with live rock) just be sure to stock with coral safe fish or you'll need to re-home them
That is very very helpful. It can be as expensive as you make it. No I dont have a sw
tank (yet) the wife doent know but im getting one soon! Like Grizz said, start with a FOWLR
first because its waaay cheaper by half and you can test it out and see if your up for the challenge. If so the upgrade your light and research more about corals and lighting. Its all about research. If we dont know who would you ask? But I want a FOWLR
too so ill follow this!