Originally Posted by Goldfish loach boy
By power head you mean those connected to tubes connected to a pump right?
And what is a protein skimmer?
So no filter cool!
I do want coral how do I get that started
A protein skimmer will pull out poop, unbeaten food, waste, etc. and is required for a reef system. You'll need lights capable of growing corals. So either a 6bulb T5 fixture, metal halide, or a taotronics led
fixture would be my recommendation then you don't have to worry about heat or bulb replacement and you'll like never have to upgrade. And no hoses on the powerheads. Look at the koralia pumps, I use them and they work really well. Depending on what coral you want you can save money here and there but for the money of a taotronics led
fixture I'd just get one now and then your possibilities are almost endless. Also anemones require god lighting too so if that was in your desires you'll need a good fixture. I like to Look for about 10-15 time turn over rate when i buy powerheads so for 30 gallons I'd look for a koralia that turns about 300-400 gph
. In my 180 gallon I have 7500 gph
of pumps running and everything is thriving well