i have been reading and reading for the past week now learning about saltwater aquariums. i am really thinking about getting into this new hobby. but what am i really getting myself into.
i have a 45 gallon tank complete with stand ready for any type of use. i have a little, tetra hang on side filter. (prob wont use) and a heater that is good to use
i would like to have a live rock, reef tank with fish.
i know that it is very expensive.. but how expensive?
i am willing to spend about $500 this figure is not including fish, its just to get me started.
if its going to well above $500 then i will just stick to fresh water.
if its under or relatively around $500, could you name some good brands i should stick to. or better yet, give me a list of essentials
like i said i am new to this but i am learning..