I am a first time salt-water tank owner, My setup is currently on the floor in the box because I want to set it up right.
I have a few questions for the group that I hope aren't to ignorant, I'll use the search function later (gotta get ready for work).
My list of what I have is in my signature but on top of that I have Aquasafe, Quick Dip aquarium test strips for ammonia and also Jungle brand Start right... the BX doesn't carry much on Okinawa and trying to navigate the area is a Pain since everything is naturally in Japanese.
Can I take sand and old coral chips off the bottom of the sea to use in my tank?
Will the saltwater from the beach work as a starter water for my aquarium?
Is it a bad idea to harvest fish, plants and anemone from the reefs to put in my tank?
Also my stand is probably going to be a gov't furnished heavy wood computer-stand that sits in a corner by a sliding glass door so that I can open blinds for partial light ((the tank wont be directly in-front of glass).
thankyou and please correct any of my errant thoughts.