Yes, zoas can be toxic so gloves are recommended if you need to handle them. I think under $100 is going to be pushing it to be honest. At minimum you will need to purchase a powerhead, lighting (I use a par 38 globe over my 10g) you will need test kits (they can be $100 right there but you can start with the basics) you will need a refractometer for measuring salinity and a heater. You will also need to think about where you will get water from, tap water is not recommended for reef tanks. Either way you will need extra gear for mixing salt water (another container, heater and powerhead) ro
water is best. You can buy your own unit or buy pre-made ro
and pre mixed salt water from your lfs
. I believe this is the minimum equipment needed for a 10g. I keep both a 10g and a 60g...
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