I have pretty much at this point mastered fresh water aquariums.. I have bred ciclids , and have two very nice sucessful tanks. I would say that I know all there is to know about fresh water, but that would sound arrogant
! I know fresh water filtration, fish and their diseases etc etc...I have seen it all! I work at a Petland, and run the fish department. However we do not do salt water as of right now, and I have never experminted with it either!
This is my understanding...that a sucessfull saltwater fish tank consists of a good canister or 'wet-dry' filter (i will be using a fluval canister), protien skimmer, a couple chunks of live rock ( I have heard one- three pounds per gallon from different people) and obviously a power head to move everything around...along with the proper lighting.
To start off...I want a simple tank. I will be using eneough live rock to igniciate biological filtration, but nothing major in that area. I want a lion fish. I will be getting a dwarf to start with, in a 30gal L setup.
Am I straight on everything? Any advice for a greenhord saltwater enthusiast??