I am new to saltwater, have been with fresh for a little over 4 years now. I am currently building a stand for my 30 gallon tank and will have a 10 gallon sump. I have lots of questions and would love any advice that can be given.
I would like to have a couple clowns and other small fish, a max of probably 6 fish. I would also like to have some colorful anemones or things in that nature
My filtration will be a fluval hob rated for 70 gallons and the emperor bio wheel rated for 80 gallon tanks. These will both be hanging on the sump other the tank. I am currently looking/saving up for a protein skimmer, preferably HOB. Any advice on a particular one? Will this be adequate filtration?
As far as live rock/sand.
can i go to my familys shore line and just get some crushed shell stuff that makes the shoreline there? and as far as live rocks is it possible to get these from the gulf coast also? Or should i buy a couple decent size big rocks? as it is only a 30 gallon tank and wont take much to have a nice center piece of rocks.
any and all extra advice will be greatly appreciated