Just might have scored a 30 gallon tank tonight for free! I don't have ANYTHING else to set up a salt water tank so I'm currently reading EVERYTHING I can and pricing everything out.
Unfortunately the tank is a hexagon tank but I think it has a stand, which would make it easy to hide some of the stuff.
I'm looking at a fluval 205 filter system, it should be good up to 40 gallons but I also wonder if I should go with the 305 in case I want a bigger tank. But at the same time if I get a bigger tank I might just want to build a sump for it.
Should I go for a protein skimmer? If I don't get one right off what are the disadvantages? I need to find an answer for those questions.
I can get RO
water from the grocery store for 25 cents a gallon.
Final intent is for corals, fish and live rock. I don't know what was in the tank before so corals might not even be an option.
I am so looking forward to this. Been wanting to set up my own tank for over a year.
That's it for me being super excited and thinking out loud.