I have always wanted a salt water tank, but until recently i figured it would be a ton of work and one simple mistake could cost hundreds. When i was at our local aquarium shop (who are very good and i trust), they recommended that i consider salt water aquariums.
I gave it some though, and some research and im actually considering doing it. I do weekly water changes and tests on my fresh water tanks anyway, so i don't think i would be over whelmed by the work.
Here are my questions:
I heard you need to put RO
water in SW
aquariums. Some people say you can just go and buy RO
water from the store, but is it the general consensus that you pretty much want an RO
system set up in your house some where? I would just put it under the sink in my bathroom. I'm just asking because to have it installed by someone who knows what their doing I'm probably looking at around $500.
Secondly, i have a 20 gallon tank in storage that has a standard florescent hood (t8), and i heard that you wont have much luck with a nice looking live rock with t8. The tank is a tetra 20 high and i was wondering if anyone new of a HO
t5 system that i could fit right in/over the existing hood?