Welcome to AA
If your tanks a standard 30" long then a Current USA 30" Orbit
would be fine for medium light corals
For high light corals
a Current USA 30" HQI
or Coralife 150W HQI Pendant
would be good options.
Anemones require very stable tanks with excellent water parameters
and usually you shouldn't add one for at least 8+ months to give your tank time to fully stabilize. It's going to be even harder to keep your water parameters pristine in a smaller tank. I'd consider getting a 30+ gal
tank to start with if cost isn't an issue.
Most beginners coral
can be added after 3+ months.
Clowns do not need anemones to be happy by the way. (especially tank raised clowns)
Make sure you research each coral carefully for their needs and compatibility with each other.
If youíre 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.
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.
Although considering it's such a small tank then I'd only buy live rock personally.
Please ask lots of questions as you go along, we aren't here to sell you anything and can help point you in the right directions.