Well turns out a friends boyfriend has a 30 gal with stand and I heard one big African Cichlid in it do not know what kind . I will re home him in my 100 till I can find a home for him so I dont need to buy a tank now. So a few more questions I take it I need live rock to seed dry rock can I add live rock then dry rock slowly or is it better to add all at once. Do I need the skimmer right away I take it I need the light once I get the rocks and sand . If I do not stock it for a couple of months will it be alright oh and would t5s be alright for a 30. Thanks Iam sure I will have more questions but thats it for now Pat
Better to throw all the rock in at the same time. You don't need Live Rock, you can use just dead rock. Its up to you. Some use it some don't. Skimmer, no, if you keep up on the water changes once a week, you can get by without one. Lights, no you don't need those either, fish don't need the light, its just for us to see them. T-5 HO would be great in a 30g. The lights help grow the Coralline Algae that everyone likes.