Sadly I don't think anyone has time to go over hypothetical sw
setups since there is a wide range of ways to run a sw
tank. Most likely why you haven't gotten many responses. The initial cost to jump into sw
is sorta high depending on whether you are financially blessed or not. Maintaining it from there isn't bad. There are ways around costs in some areas.
All the equipment involved in sw
are basically the same as freshwater for a beginner.
The main difference is:
topping off with freshwater (not saltwater)
I suggest you start with a 20 long/tall or a 29. Maybe a 4xt5 10k/actinic setup.