Ok well I dont want to go to expensive on the lighting right now, maybe just enough to adequately light a few small easy growing corals or at least to support whatever maybe be on the LR
, right now it is being like only be a 15 watt light strip. Are all light strips of the same length also the same in wattage? Like I have an 18" strip thats 15watts....are there higher wattage 18" strips out there? I'm no electrician as you can see haha. Tomorrow at the LFS
I am just going to concentrate on getting some sand (probably live), and i need to at least check prices of lighting if it looks like I am going to need more...and its looking like it. By the way I have noticed pictures of tanks that have a hood that seems to clamp on the side of the tank and is suspended alittle above the tank, what are they called and where do u get one, they are cool looking. Oh also going to by the salt....might come in handy ya think haha. What water do I use though, not tap right? What about grocery store bought (jugged distilled)? Oh and what other equip, I've read something about protein skimmers and powerheads (which are what exactly??). Also would like to know what good prices on these different equipment are, I'm mainly going to check prices tomorrow and get a good feel for what I need and budget, but if I see something at a good price/quality will go ahead and buy.