07-17-2009, 12:00 PM
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Yeah, we call this a reef tank. It's made to emulate the coral reefs, with a few fish, some corals (whether they be hard or soft corals) and invertebrates.
Decide now what kind of tank you will be doing over the long run. You don't have to (and probably shouldn't) add everything at once. If you decide to start with a few easy to keep fish (clowns, gobies, etc.) and down the road a year or two, decide to add coral, at least you are set up.
With that being said, research these types of lighting: Metal Halide, Power Compact Flourescent, T5HO Flourescent, and LED lighting. Everybody has an opinion as to what the best lighting is for the situation; I personally use T5's on my 150 gallon reef tank. There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing lights, and the more you research, the better.
Last edited by wake49; 07-17-2009 at 12:04 PM..