Cody, I believe some sound a little discouraging because we have all seen people jump into keeping fish, be it fresh or salty, only to lose interest due to lack of knowledge and therefore it's the fish that suffers. But hey, we all have to start somewhere and everyone here was a beginner at some point. The best advice I could give is to learn from your mistakes. First, I would investigate why your original fish died. The best way to do that is read this forum and read read read, books and online. There are some great articles in this forum on how to get started which will give you information on what type of equipment to research. Like the others stated SW
is a slow process and needs to be researched in great detail. I would recommend keeping your tank FW
while researching saltwater techniques and equipment. This will give you time to decide exactly what you want and the ability to buy equipment over time. I think we have all jumped in too early at some point and later wished we had done some more research before getting started. I hope you do not get discouraged if this is something you really want to do, but keep in mind SW
will be so much more rewarding if you take the time to do it right. Good luck to you!