I have several things and dont mean to be a pain....
I did the same identical thing you are doign when I first got into fish. I thought that SW
was to hard, expensive, on and one as I too wanted the fish you and your daughter wants. Now that my daughter turned 2 and now 3, she started asking about Nemo and such. I went from a 55 FW
to a 125 SW
and its the best thing I have ever done. I wouldnt go back to FW
for anything!! you will enjoy SW
SO much better!
Secondly, I bought my first regal as I to heard they are easy to keep....they arent! i was in FW
for about 2 years and SW
in general is quite a bit different. Regals are very needy if you want to keep them healthy and happy. I had my regal in QT
from the time that I bought him and he was in there for about 8 weeks. He developed HLLE
and had a battle with ick as well. Plus he was NOT happy in the small tank. I kept seeing him get worse and worse color wise each day. Finally I decided to put him in the 125 and now 50-75% of his color is back and the pits from HLLE
are doing better. I know it sounds weird, but a LFS
and Steve told me that he would do a great deal better if he was in the big tank to where he could swim. So no they are not easy. Plus they have GOT to have a diet of really good food. The HLLE
and his color improving is due to large amts of Nori, Vitamin C, Garlic, Selcon and Zoe soaked into his food daily.
Lastly, the tendency to put a regal in a small tank now and then when he starts outgrowing it, its easy to keep putting it off and pretty soon hes outgrown the tank.
Just get into SW
with the 20 and get clowns. Once you do, you will immediatley get a bigger tank and then not have to worry about it!! :P