I'm new to this site and have alot of questions about setting up a new SW
tank. I kept freshwater tanks for several years, and am considering setting up either a 29 gallon or a 55 gallon SW
tank. I am really only interested in keeping fish at this point. I've been told that using ordinary sand and seeding it with live sand is good for a substrate- what type of "non-live" sand should I use, and where can I purchase it reasonably? Also, is live rock necessary to have for filtration purposes? I am not sure if LR
needs special care in terms of light and such (I wasn't planning on improving the stock fluorescent lighting). Thank you very much for your help!!!!!