Hi guys, I'm new to the site wanna say Hi to everyone in the community....
Got a Few questions about starting a Saltwater Aquarium, Well for one my father in-law is giving me a 55 gallon Tank that use to have freshwater fish in it, He no longer can maintain it and all his fish died.... But besides that its been sitting for about 1 whole year with-out any use. I wanna know will it be ok to still use that tank once it's all washed out? First off I want to say that I really want to make this tank very nice and colorful.
1). What will be a good filteration system to work with?
2). I've been reading about a Skimmer why is this needed?
3). Live Rocks Can a Saltwater Tank survive without it?
4). I wanna know how many Bags of live sand would I need to get for a 55 Gallon?
5). What is the best heater to purchase to keep the water at a stable temp for the fish?
This is just some of the question I have and Just for the record i've had an 75 and 120 gallon tank before and my fish were always will maintained I always loved the saltwater fish but found it a little to expensive but I have a family and I have 3 Daughters that love Finding Nemo... As Popular as that can be. So i'm putting my efforts towards a Saltwater Aquarium. Just so they can have a few Nemos To look at...
Well i'll take any suggestion comments ETC...