First let me start by saying hello, and thank god I found this site. I am new to the world of saltwater aquariums and am eager to get started!
I just bought my first house and decided "Hey what better way to spruce up the living room, but with a nice SW
tank!" ... I have had FW
tanks all my life but never SW
. I figured since I am going to be in this house for a while this would be the best time to start one!
. so now, Let me tell you what I have planned ... I have a 30 gallon tall, dimensions are 30x12x17.5, was a FW
tank and was recently drained and is now just sitting! I have read, read, and read some more then I took a break and read some more ..... NOW I am just confused!
I want to get everything that will best suit my tank size, and be able to setup a healthy thriving tank. I understand the cycling process and water testing stuff, I am just stuck on exactly what products would be best for my tank. Filters, Lighting, PH
, Sumps, Skimmers etc. etc. etc. do I need all of this if not what do I need? what brands? how big?
Are you starting to get my drift?
Money is tight, but not really an issue. Just remember I am a beginner and don't want to spend the New Mortgage payments
Thanks in advance,