Originally Posted by Boredomb
Yeah $100 seems way to cheap and its something I would definitely want to check out before I buy but I don't really know what to "look out for"?? If that makes sense. I thought the live rock was kind of on the light side and its something I could more of after I get the tank (if I get the tank) right?
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Keep posting the tanks that catch your eye here and we can give you a thumbs up or down.
What are you looking to do ultimately in a saltwater tank? Reef, Nano-reef, Fish only or FOWLR (Fish only with Live Rock)? The different fish you want to keep will dictate the tank you need. Larger fish need larger homes. I always say, "buy a tank based on the fish you are going
to buy, don't buy fish based on the tank you are going to buy". In other words, if you plan on getting Tangs, buy a 125 gallon off the bat. Don't buy a 55 gallon, throw a tang in it with the plan on buying a 150 when it gets bigger. Things come up, jobs get lost, kids are born and all the sudden we can't afford that 150 anymore...
Are you planning on a sump system? Read this: Understanding Sumps
if you need a run-down of their function and use. HOB and canister filters are not really used as much as say the Berlin Method for filtration in a saltwater tank: Live Rock, Deep Sand Bed and a Protein Skimmer. This method utilizes the aerobic and anaerobic bacteria to reduce Nitrates in a marine system.
The difference between lighting also depends on what you are keeping. Corals or fish only? What type of coral if you are doing coral?
Sorry about the long list of questions, but this will help us help you.