I know you said no online gigs but to be honest imo its the best way to go
^ that is a link to some cheap ebay liverock at 2$ a pound, ebay is the way to go... got my tank/stand and getting lights/skimmer there...
Saltwater is very expensive be prepared for high costs. I reccomend at least 29 gallons but preferably more depending on what fish you are interested in. Clownfish and Damsels are hardy and good for beginners.
Water changes on larger tanks can be done twice a week but it really depends on...
yeah I highly reccomend them they are easy and very convenient but of course some foods you still have to feed by hand like bloodworms every once in a while or if ure fish eat live foods... nice throughout most of the week though
Re: BABY PLATY SET FREE!!!
cool ^,^ there pretty when they get unique colorations... all the ones I bought were plain but I suppose the babies got some recessive traits and they look very different from their parents
lol no offense but that was a pretty generic question... pretty much they do what everyone has said, they look nice, give your tank a natural feel, oxygenize the water, provide shelter for fry, provide cover for smaller fish, remove nitrates, and so much more