28 gallon SW
/REEF tank is a great start i have been running a 30 gallon tank for about 8 months and just now purchased a LED
reef light and i am going to start converting it into a reef tank. i didnt read your last thread so i am not sure how much experience you have in sw
etc. But from my experience and reading a mind boggling about of literature on fish, reef, and everything else involved in this hobby patience is the best virtue.( lol) IMO
Start off with the essentials :
/Reef testing kit
2-3lb of Dry Rock per gallon (BRS is nice, luckily i have a LFS
and didnt have to pay for shipping), 40-50lb+ of Dry Sand.
Pure ammonia( for a more accurate way to cycle)
unit is awesome but i never needed one thus far. ( i have good water or you can use store bought distilled water).
I read about the AC
mod to make it a fuge and its not too hard i actually starting modding one myself to sustain copepod growth. ( but i might not get a mandarin anymore lol)
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As for lighting hold off until you can afford something you will be happy with and that works efficiently there nothing worse than making a big expenditure and it not working right. + there is alot of reading involved if you want a LED
make sure your doing it all right. Anyways GOODLUCK