So I ended up getting 30g tank and as you can see I didn't get the stand yet. I'm toying with the idea of making my own but I'm not sure yet. I got the EHEIM professional 3 ultraG65 canister filter rated at 250 GPH
. The lighting is Marineland double bright LED
(2 strips of white and 1 strip of blue). I also got 30lbs of sand and a Hydrometer. todays purchases came out to just a little under $600.
I'm going to try and go back next week to finish off buying everything I need
I also decided that instead of using this tank as quarantine tank when I eventually upgrade to a 150g that I might as well turn it into a sump. but for now I'm just so excited to have started my first project!