Originally Posted by Cliffz
Thanks for your feed back. I have a spare HOB
filter from a 55gal and maybe ill get a 10gal starter tank at Walmart to try this salt water venture. Are there any small inexpensive starter "kits" for saltwater? wife is watching the cash flow
You may want to invest in a bit better quality tank than a walmart tank. They are built poorly. Also, id steer clear of kits as they tend to sell you junk equipment. Your 55g HOB
should do fine for water movement in a small tank like a 10g. Youll want to get a decent heater ($20.00) and a decent light. You should be able to find a decent light for $50.00 or so to get you started and allow some easy corals (mushrooms and zoanthids). You could go cheaper if you really dont want corals. (youll want them
Depending on money, youll want to get some live rock. You can keep it cheap by just buying a few pounds of live rock and the rest dry base rock ($2.00/lb). Add some dry aragonite sand and you are set.
Id like to add that an RO
unit is EXTREMELY reccomended too!