03-10-2008, 12:59 PM
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Setting up my first Salt Water. General Q's
I'm been reading around on here, and the more I research the more confused I become.
I just setup my 30g long tank. I believe its 30"ish x 12.4". I have a Tetra TetraTec PF500 Power Filter running with built in heater, and 40lbs of live sand. I also added the proper amount of salt to achieve 1.021 level.
I am going to want some live rock, and 2 clown fish to start. Possibly adding some coral down the road. What am I looking at as far as accessories? Do I need a sump? Do I need a skimmer? I am good at maintaining my freshwater tank with water swaps, and plan on doing the same with my saltwater. Are all these things necessary if I'm good at upkeep?
Also...if anybody has an ideal setup for beginners, feel free to share :)
I'd like to keep this on a low end budget until I realize this is what I want. I don't mind spending money, but I don't want to get into the high end yet.