36x18x24 tank, 192 watt half actinic lighting, 45 pounds of live rock, Red Sea protein skimmer w/ phosphate absorber, Penguin biowheel filter without carbon.
Read as much as you can. The internet is a great resource for information.
Black Ocellaris Clownfish,
Coral Beauty Angelfish,
African Dolosus Butterflyfish
Coral Banded Shrimp,
Orange Linckia Sea Star
Dwarf Hermit Crabs,
Evergreen Starburst Polyp,
Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa,
Red Grape Caulerpa,
Unidentified branching red algae,
and dead coral skeletons and barnacles
Crack would have been a cheaper hobby to take up.
We had a 20 gallon freshwater tank for 4 years, stepped up to a 55 several years ago, and ventured into saltwater in October '07. Our stands for both were designed and built by my husband.
The pet trade gets a bad rap for exploiting wild animals but sometimes the opposite is true.
Modern advances in technology affect every industry - even the aquarium hobby.
If you are looking for a unique invertebrate to add to your saltwater tank, consider the sea urchin.