I have searched the internet and found conflicting information/opinions, I have been to the local fish shops and I fear I was possibly being told certain things just in hopes of making a bigger sale.
Never had a saltwater aquarium before and I am looking at buying 55 gallon tank soon. I do not want to do a reef tank I just want to get fish only or FOWLR
. I hear that the live rock is all the filtration one needs???
said a hang on back filter will work but eventually I will have nitrate problems. True or false?
I understand sumps help keep things out of the big tank and I have a 15 gallon tank here that I could turn into a sump if thats really the way to go.
Then theres the question of refugiums. Some places I read that they are great and other places I read that they arent necessary.
A lot of questions here I know but if you all could help me find my way I would be thankful.