Ive been hanging around this forum for a while and have read all of the articles and all of the stories of newbes starting out. From my readings I feel comfortable that I know enough to make a sw
tank work, along with the experience of having kept freshwater for 3 years. My questions for you guys and gals is related to equipment. Here is my planned setup.
breeder tank 36x18x16 and stand
-100lbs playground sand for approx 3" sand bed
tank for sump
-45lbs liverock to start w/ (keys rock maybe?)
-3 powerheads (need recomendations)
-300 watt heater
-skimmer (need recomendations)
-water will be purchased for $1 a gal
at the lfs
-hang on overflow (need recomendations)
-return pump (need rec)
-test kits (need rec)
-for lighting i was thinking about the powercompact unit from custom sea life that is 2x96w with moon lighting (any reccomendations are welcome here also)
My goals for this tank are:
a) keep things alive as this is my first saltwater experience
b) Fish- I want to have a clown or 2 and maybe a dwarf angel
c) If things go well id like to have some soft corals as well as an anemone or 2 for the clowns.
d) keep thing as inexpensive as possible (relatively speaking)
Any help is greatly appreciated!