I already have the money saved for doing mst of this. I cant buy the live rock all at once, not at the prices my lfs sells it for (10 bucks a lb). But i already bought the tank. have a connection on the two powerheads needed. and will look into a skimmer in the next few days. Im buying all of the live sand needed, once the tank it up and cycled through. (no point buying sand, when i cant put it in until the rock is cured and the water levels are good). As for the fish, My lfs store has the crappiest selection of saltwater fish i have ever seen. they have like one type of damsels, and their clownfish selection is kinda ehhh. they have sharks, (which id ont want) and a snowflake eel (whichI dont want) and few other stuff, but nothing that i really like. So i am probably going to be buying my fish online. So the following are the fish I am intersted in, but not set on getting, I also know that temperments have to be met with diff types of fish. Any advice you hav would be great. (number of fish not decided on yet)
FYI this list of fish are the ones I like, not the ones I plan on getting right now and putting together.
Canary deep water damselfish (possibility)
Blue Sapphire damselfish
Blue tang (possibility)
Blue-Green Reef Chromis
some typeof goby, not sure yet.