$249 for an RO
only water filter system is a bit expensive. RO
only filters will filter out some but not all of the potentially bad stuff found in tap/well water.
filters filter out all of the bad stuff and you can find them on Ebay for around $100-$150
shipped. (bold is a link)
Since you’re new to keeping a SW
tank then checkout my "Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank"
post that has all the equipment listed that you will need and maintenance tips to help you enjoy your SW
tank. It's a long read but will help answer all the basic questions.
More helpful info:
If looking for cheap live rock checkout intmarinefish.com
which has lr
for as little as $3-$4 per lb shipped.
Couple of more places with quality lr
For base rock checkout Marco's base rock
. You can buy mostly base rock and seed with 30%-50% live rock and it will all look "live" within a year or so and be biologically live (house bacteria) within a couple of months.
Using base rock/live rock of 1.5+ lbs per gal
will provide a home for beneficial bacteria
and along with a quality skimmer is all you need for bio-filtration.
Post on feeding requirements of SW fish.
Once you get your equipment/stock filling out your
button by updating your
button (scroll about half way) will help provide the necessary equipment list and fish/inverts so people can better answer any questions you might have in the future. Also while in the profile screen if you want to see signatures you have to check it as it's off by default.
To quickly search the posts you have made I would bookmark your egosearch
Ask tons of questions if you're not sure about the "next step" in keeping a SW