Ok. I have started looking online for supplies at PetSmart. (We get up there quite often.)
I can get a 55 gallon aquarium (used) in our local trader paper for dirt cheap. (We would inspect it thoroughly first.) I most likely will not get a 55 however. I am thinking in the 30 and up range. It will most likely be a FOWLR
. Possibly FO
I have deduced that I will need a PH
. Here is the one I was looking at:
How many should I have?
I will obviously need a heater. Here is what I was thinking:
I will also need a protein skimmer. I was thinking about this one:
This is about as far as I got. From here I need help.
I want a sump for my tank. This is where I would have the protein skimmer, heater, ect. How would I set up one of these if my tank isn't pre drilled? What will I need? I do know I would need a return pump. Any suggestions? If I have a sump, will I need a filter? If so, what kind? Can I get pre-made sump parts? If so, where?
I also am not sure about lighting. Is there some sort of "all in one" fluorescent? (I may keep an anemone or two. At a later date though.)
Is there anything I missed? (Other than salt and water?)
Thanks in advance for your help!
PS: What is "base rock"? Is it necessary?