Originally Posted by thetonyage
what kind of filtration will i need if i have live rock and coral? my tank doesn't have any holes drilled in it. also what kind of lighting do you think would be required? i would like to have a wide variety of corals first, and then build my way up to adding fish once the corals and lr
are well established.
If your tank has no holes drilled that is ok, just buy a U-tube overflow from Eshopps. This will get water down to your sump, which you will also need to get along with a return pump to get the water back into the tank form the sump. For the retrun pump I would recommend and Eheim 1260 or 1262 they are very efficient and dont use too many watts. Plus they are rock solid dependable. You will also need a good protein skimmer, let me know what price range you are looking in because there is a huge variety here. Depending on what type of coral you want to keep, I would recommend T5HO in independant reflectors or Metal Halides. With either of those options you will be able to keep any type coral.
Your fish list can use some help, some of the fish you listed are very hard to keep alive and others may fight with each other if you keep all those together. Oh, and you have it backwards, you need a well established tank first then you can add coral later.