Beginner- needs HELP
I am thinking of changing my freshwater ten gallon to a saltwater. I know I know, you are probably going to tell me a ten gallon is too small, but I only wish to house a clown fish or two, and maybe some slim-bodied fish as well. Currently I have an aeration device, a real real nice filter, along with gravel and tons of aquarium decor, but it is oriented towards freshwater, like plants and there are some seashells in there too. Do I need to change the decor If I wish to change to saltwater? Also, do I need a protein skimmer? All the ones Ive seen so far are about 70 dollars, so could I get a smaller one since its only ten gallon? I also wanted to ask about cycling. My plan is to get a damsel or two and cycle the tank, but I don't know exactly how long I need to do this since its only ten gallons. Also, since I am housing clownfish, will I need anemones? And how much do they go for? I am on a tight budget and cannot spend more than 50 or so converting this aquarium, and if I convert it I want to do it right. What kind of extra steps will I need to follow to convert this aquarium? And about the fish I selected, that should be fine right? I would like to know what kind of fish are compatible with clowns.
Thats all I have to ask, hopefully one of you will have time to answer all my questions, I know its alot but Im just starting and need info. Thanks so much.