, you should try and sell everything you have purchased. You can keep the heater, thermometer, hydrometeor, test kit, and w/e other chemicals you have. Go out and buy a 24g nano cube(for under 200 dollars it comes with great lighting and filtration system)
30 lb LR
(buy some base rock to cut costs)
20 lb LS
once you get the rock, sand, and water put in, drop a shelled raw shrimp in the tank. Wait 4 weeks. Test the water for no traces of ammonia, nitrates or nitrites. Then go ahead and start adding things slowly. You should really do as much reading as you possibly can before you decide to do whatever you're going to do. IMO
the nano cube setup would be most cost effective and beneficial for you. Good luck.
3' fine sand bed 1x Orange Stripe Prawn shrimp goby, 1x sixline wrassemated pair of true percula clowns, 1x CBS shrimp, 2x peppermint shrimp, 1x pistol shrimp, 1x tiger tale cuke
, ~20+ snails, ~10+ hermits, 1xserpent star.
green Bubble coral, hammer coral (8 heads!) ,various Zoos,green finger leather, green star polpys ,shrooms
175w 10k MH
28w actinic 03
2x maxi jett 1200
Prizm skimmer (modded)
Hagen powerfilter(for running carbon 24/7)
nano arctica chiller