Okay, i'm looking to get into salt water aquaria. Salt water is what REALLY got me into fish keeping to begin with, i just didnt have experience or resources to maintain a salt water aquarium, so i went fresh.
Anywho, now i have a 55 and 37 gallon tank, i'm also looking at buying a 125 gallon.
Which tank would be the best tank to convert to sw
? I'm looking to ease into this, i want the easiest to maintain but also i want to have some options on critter selection.
I dont want any big fish for my first SW
tank, four or five inches max. I also want to have critters. Starfish, crabs, shrimp, things of that nature, that being said, would the 55 be big enough to have a wide selection of small fish and be easy to maintain without being to expensive?
Would my heater that i already have work if i converted the 55 to saltwater?
Would my HOB
filter work temporarily until i am able to buy another filter?
I want some good lighting, lighting good enough for corals, i guess like medium range (if there is such a thing in SW
I also want moon lights.
I do NOT want a sump yet, i dont have the room for it (the 125 would be after i got into my new apartment).
So what all equipment do i need and what range of cost am i looking at for each set up?
Thanks for any input.