At some point in the near future, I am going to start up a 30 to 40 gallon FOWLR
tank. I have been doing my research, and it just seems to me that there are so many options and opinions out there that it gets to be confusing. Basically, I have a general idea of what I need, but I still have a few questions. For a tank that size would a good HOB
filter and skimmer be sufficient? I am aware I would have to get a filter rated for well over 30 gallons, but I am in the dark about skimmers. Any help would be appreciated on that subject. Also, would 20 pounds of live rock and 15 pounds of dead rock do? Or would it be better to just go ahead and get all of it live rock. I would like to stock it with a pair of Ocellaris Clown, a blenny of some kind, and maybe a wrasse or a firefish. IS this stocking okay? Anything else you feel that I need to know is entirely welcomed.
Also, this tank is still early in the planning phase, I am just entirely new to saltwater and would like to make sure I don't go into it half-cocked.