I am brand new at this so bear with me. I'm doing some research into my first salt water set-up and would like some advice on stocking and tank size.
I would like to stock:
Lettuce Sea Slug
Brittle Sea Star
+ two or more as yet unidentfied
possibles are Spotted Cardinal and Blue Dot Jaw
In six months to a year introduce some LPS
, soft corals, and possibly a bubble anemone
I would like to start of with live rock and a sand/crushed coral substrate. I was thinking of a 45-50 gallon tank in case I want to add more in the future.
What do you think of the choices for inverts?
With the inverts and fish what do you think of the population density for a 45 or 50 gallon tank? Should I go with a larger tank?
Is there a general rule of thumb for the amount (weight) of live rock and substrate per gallon of water or the dimension of tank?
Do you have any recomendations on beginner level fish that would do well in this environment.
Any comments or questions are welcome.