Hi I am looking to do a 20 gallon salt water tank i would like to start FOWLR
and possibly add some coral later on. As of now i have a 20 gallon tall tank and a 300w heater as of now.
I am looking into getting a filter and would like some help on what to choose. My ideas so far are the Aquaclear 50 or 30, most likely the 50 just because it will filter more water and then maybe i wont need a skimmer, am i correct with this? I am trying to stay on a budget. Or a Marineland 150gph, or 200gph. Any help here would be great because i really have no idea which way to go.
I also plan on getting a hydor koralia circulation pump to get some water flow through my tank. Would this be a good idea or should i look towards something else.
I was also wondering if i need live sand and 20lbs or live rock or if i can go with normal sand and like 10 pounds live rock and 10 or 15 pounds dry rock. As a college student im on a budget and trying to not spend too much money.
Thanks in advanced.