Originally Posted by POLARBEAR0871
So I'm used to freshwater but I've been wanting a salt water tank for a really long time I just need to know that basics of what I should do and get and also what should I put in the tank first a plant, shrimp, or fish. Plz either comment or send a PM to me thnx a bunch.
This is the basics. You need high lighting to support corals if you want. You don't need corals though, you can just do fowlr
. Your main filtration will be your live rock. I suggest going with dry base rock. It's safer to use because there's no chance if having deadly tag alongs with it. You can use hob
, sumps, or canisters also. Skimmers help with water quality and I highly recommend them. You add your CUC first. It can take a week up to two months to cycle