Thanks for all the input. I figured out the water thing, we have a local water place that sells RO
water for $ .50/gal
. So thats one problem solved. (LFS
guy actually told me about them, after I mentioned buying his $25 for 4.4 gal
water. Guess he's not that bad)
As for the salt, It's looking like Reef Crystals is getting the majority of the votes. Although, Oceanic may be the way to go...An oceanic system = oceanic salt?
Guy at LFS
said 1lb of LR
per gallon..so maybe I'll start with 30 lbs, and if it doesnt look too cluttered, I'll add some more. Of coarse now its a decision between what kind of LR
(Java, Tongo, blah, blah, blah). LFS
wants $8.99/lb for Java, and $14.99/lb for the other types. I have to admit, the LR
they have looks good, lots of growth and organisms.