The more I read these boards, the more interested I become in having a small saltwater tank. I am familiar with the freshwater side of things and currently have a 130gallo. Tank. I'd like to put something small in my kitchen on he counter against a wall that is not used. I like the idea of a nano tank. I think a standard 10 or 20 gallon would fit perfectly. Can you give me ban idea of total start up cost from no tank to having a complete up and running system ready to cycle? Livestock prices need not be included.
What fw equipment do you have laying around? For example aqua clear hob filters work great for nano tanks, and if you have one laying around you can cross filtration off the list, an extra heater and there's another 25 you don't have to spend