Originally Posted by lightupthedarkness30
Ive recently got my 55g saltwater up and running and I'm on a tight budget as well. As far as your lighting I would say that you'd need to upgrade if your planning on doing corals. I just did fish and live rock with t5 fluorescents. Your gonna need a heater for sure and the more filtration the better. I bought a 5 gallon bucket of salt mix first and then bought the live sand and live rock. You wanna start that off as son as you can to start the cycling process. And remembers the more live rock the better! You also are gonna want a circulation/power head. I highly recommend Craigslist, you can find all the stuff you need for super cheap! Good luck!
Lights seem extremely expensive, so maybe I will just stick with FOWLR
. Do you think I should get purified water from my local pet store or just use my tap water? I purchased live sand already as well 40lbs. Thanks for your help