99% of the time I wouldn't trust a lfs
employee but surprisingly this time he was pretty spot on. Getting into sw
can be overwhelming at first with all the extra equipment but almost all of it is geared towards reefing not necessarily just a fish tank. honestly the only difference between a FW
tank and a SW fowlr
is you'll want more flow which is accomplished with circulation pumps, you need to get a hydrometer or refractometer (get the refractometer) to test salinity, your nitrates need to stay a bit lower then in FW
(10ppm-), and lastly which isn't an absolute must but highly reccomended is your source water instead of conditioning tap water should be RO
water which you can either buy or get a Ro
unit to male your own which is the best way to do it so you don't have to haul around buckets/jugs of water and your top off water MUST be fresh water (salt does not evaporate) so its good to have your own source in emergency situations.