Ok, so I've been stuck trying to decide on if I wanted corals in my tank or not (reef tank) and whilest reading up on it, I think I'm going to have fish/inverts/fake corals/live sand/live rock. My question is is there anything wrong with that setup? Would I have to monitor things differently or whatever (other kinds of algae since not having corals/plants)? I think it would be easier without corals/plants because it's one less thing that can die in my tank. Haha, just saying.
I also read somewhere that some corals are somewhat endangered and that artificial is better (I know about the personal taste thing...)? I thought about getting a Ocellaris clownfish, but if I have a fake anemone, will he be okay with that? Also can anybody tell me where I can get a protein skimmer for a biocube at a good price? I heard the kit doesn't come with one?
And one last question: I have a heater currently for my freshwater tank, can I use it in my biocube?
It's like one of these but I don't know the wattage (Marineland brand):
Thanks in advance! I'm so excited to start this project!