so i decided not to go with saltwater with the 50 simply because of money, so i set up with the stuff i had, which cost me $0 in new supplys, pretty sweet cheap upgrade if u ask me :). so i started with 10lbs of live rock from my 10 gallon and i put it in. i then decided that i didnt want sand because the sand was blowing around and i dont like the look of it, so i left the sand in the 10gall. i decided to start using NSW which is natural salt water, i got it from the ocean. the beach i took it from has no boats for polution and is safe to eat inverts and clams from. i poured it through some cheese cloth which is fine cloth that will trap the smallest particles then i added it into the 20gallon. i waited for it to heat up then added the live rock and made a design. i then added some of the previous tanks water and hooked up all the electrical stuff like my pumps, lights and skimmer. i let it run for a bit, about 30min just to make sure everything was working correctly, then i took the corals and fish from the 10 gallon and put them into the 20 gallon. all i had was 2 mushrooms, some brown zoas, star polyps and a B&W clown (my other clown went carpet surfing
). Yesterday i went to the over priced fish store with $70 in hand and chose some fish and corals. this guy usualy knows his stuff and i trust him pretty well, so i decided to get what he said would be fine. i got 2 heads of frogspawn, 1 small unknown anemone, a camel shrimp, a banded goby, and a pair of bluefin damsels. i later learned that the bluefins will become black and attack each other and other fish, so when they get bigger i will take them back.
anyways, ill be updating on everything interestin hopefully, and once my camera batery loads up ill be puting pics of the tank up.