Ok so I bought the tank, live sand, sw
, live rock, filter and uh I think thats it.
So I bought all the stuff and then my parents say I can't put it up, so I got pissed, its a 10 gallon but I think they'll cave, so I put the rock in the water so it stays active or wutever, so thats sitting in my garage with a lid on it in a 5 gallon bucket.
So I went to the sw
fish store and this guys trying to sell me everything, I'm like no. He wanted to sell me this big *** tank cuz a small 10 galllon is impossible to keep the right balance, and my buddy had a 7 gallon so I'm like, no, then he wants me to buy all these lights, and a light that won't even fit my tank, then he wants me to buy, this stuff for filters, he said mech. filters are old and bad, I need live rock in the filter then this mesh stuff then this other mesh stuff then carbon, cuz it stops nitrates and all that stuff and I know that nitrates is algae. Then he wants me to buy a power head, I'm like, no. So all I bought was water sand and rock.
So, will my rock and sand and water be ok sitting there for a while in my garage? Does it need light? And how long can it sit there?
And, should I get all that crazy filter stuff? If it really works I could use that on my freshwater too, right.
And how often if at all should I clean the glass on the tank?
This is my first sw
and I think I know a lot but I know I can learn more so any info would be appreciated.