My mom came home with a used 28 gallon acrylic hexagon tank with a stand she got for $60 at a local fish store. I was so excited!
I have to sand and paint the stand though because it needs some TLC, but it is sturdy! I will post pictures later of the before and after for the stand.
It came with the hood and a bulb, but the guy said the bulb was for a fish only tank. I wasn't with my mom when she got the tank, but this is step one, of course. This may seem like a silly question, but for a bulb for a reef tank, do I need to get a different hood, or just the bulb?
Also, he mentioned to my mom that we can bring him the water for testing for free. I know you mentioned to buy testing kits, but he is across the street from my mom's work. Would this be a better option or would the kit still be good for instances that I cannot take the water to him?
Thank you for being so helpful!