I have been going through the messages both on this side and on the FW side and I noticed that it seems we all agree to disagree on certain things.
I finally decided a SW reef tank would be for me. So I have several questions as to what I can do with a 20 gal tank. (looking to buy books on saltwater keeping)
I am planning on a 20 gallon with live rock and live sand. As time goes on I plan to put in a yellow fiji leather, a chili coral, citron clown goby, golden basslet, red hermit crab and cleaner shrimp. I figured on that combo as all are said to need approximately SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78° F and they eat similar food.
Now my questions are: (planning on dry run to fish store shortly)
1.) how much live rock is suitable (pound wise)
2.) how much live sand
3.) best filtration, heating, lighting suitable
4.) is the above combination of animals suitable and/or is there any that might cause problems and need changing.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.