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Hi all! I have recently become very interested in saltwater, and really want to ramp up my passion for it.

I have done many hours of research into what fish, coral and equipment to buy.
Equipment:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0757DW5M9/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=AKPMM2NVTAAW9&psc=1&th=1

90L Ultra Clear Glass Fish Tank - Allpondsolutions

200w Fish Tank Heater - All Pond Solutions


Wavemaker Circulation Pump WM-2000 - Allpondsolutions


Boyu WG-318A Protein Skimmer - Allpondsolutions
That is it for my equipment but I haven’t bought everything yet, so can change.
For my corals, I am going with the a gsp,
A pulsing Xenia, and an amber mushroom.
For the fish I am going with a royal gramma and a clown goby, along with three crabs and three nassarious snails, but will add to that if necessary.
Are these good stocking choices? Any help would be appreciated.x
 

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I would avoid a pulsing Xenia in a smaller tank as it will easily overrun your tank. The only time I recommend it is if someone wants to populate their tank with coral in the cheapest manner possible. I agree that an RODI unit is an essential part otherwise you are very likely to have hair algae issues at best and death to inverts and fish at worst (depending on what random solids are in your tapwater).

Beyond that the list looks pretty good for stocking. Although I have to admit I am not a fan of the weaker Hyperagrow lights. I would go chinese black box for better coral growth results on a budget:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/VIPARSPECTRA-Control-Aquarium-Dimmable-Spectrum/dp/B07HG5GV5V/ref=sr_1_3?crid=29E6WZ7QCAKS6&keywords=mars+aqua+165w+full+spectrum+led+aquarium+light&qid=1566674102&s=gateway&sprefix=165w+aquar,aps,287&sr=8-3

Here is an RODI system option:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/VYAIR-Pre-Filter-Post-Filter-Pharmaceuticals-Propagation/dp/B00V28UWQQ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=RODI+System&qid=1566674000&s=gateway&sr=8-1
 

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I agree that the skimmer looks on the light side. Not sure if the OP can get Eshoppes or Reef Octopus over there but those are better choices.
 
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K, thanks guys for the feedback. As for the RODI, I am probably going to buy water from my LFS for the first month, then will get one. I also am going to look into a bigger skimmer, got a few in mind, glad the fish list is ok. Will look more into the equipment though.

CHANGED MY MIND! I am gonna get a RODI system, the ones I looked at were hundreds, but the cheaper options seem brill. The skimmer I am still looking into, but my budget is pretty tight and can’t find many good ones. Here’s one though. Boyu Hang on Protein Skimmer DG2516 - AllpondsolutionsThanks so much for the feedback, means so much to know there r people willing to help. After watching many YT vids, people say that for a 20g only a protein skimmer is enough, if not I won’t cut back on and have fish die on me.
 
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Hi all! Looking into getting into the saltwater aquarium hobby. I really hate seaing a fluval evo with stock filtration on people’s homes. People should educate themselves on filtration, and everything for that matter. I am 12, and currently saveing up money to get one, but I don’t want to be sharp and harm the fish and corals. So, I have done lots of reaserch, and I think I have found a good setup. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Tank:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B072FNZVWY/ref=ox_sc_act_image_3?smid=A1LE0LTQCDO2F4&psc=1
Heater:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07SCLC93W/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=A1QXLTHY5ONG05&psc=1
Light:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0757DW5M9/ref=ox_sc_act_image_4?smid=AKPMM2NVTAAW9&psc=1
Filter:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07R55ZXS8/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A11Z4WYJKESD5W&psc=1
RODI:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00V28UWQQ/ref=ox_sc_act_image_5?smid=A1ZGLYDQ4UG9RB&psc=1

Gonna put a royal gramma and a tail spot blenny in there with a few softies and a frogspawn. Any feedback would be great.
 

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Hi all! Looking into getting into the saltwater aquarium hobby. I really hate seaing a fluval evo with stock filtration on people’s homes. People should educate themselves on filtration, and everything for that matter. I am 12, and currently saveing up money to get one, but I don’t want to be sharp and harm the fish and corals. So, I have done lots of reaserch, and I think I have found a good setup. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Tank:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B072FNZVWY/ref=ox_sc_act_image_3?smid=A1LE0LTQCDO2F4&psc=1
Heater:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07SCLC93W/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=A1QXLTHY5ONG05&psc=1
Light:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0757DW5M9/ref=ox_sc_act_image_4?smid=AKPMM2NVTAAW9&psc=1
Filter:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07R55ZXS8/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A11Z4WYJKESD5W&psc=1
RODI:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00V28UWQQ/ref=ox_sc_act_image_5?smid=A1ZGLYDQ4UG9RB&psc=1

Gonna put a royal gramma and a tail spot blenny in there with a few softies and a frogspawn. Any feedback would be great.
This may be a jump but I just need to get this question out of the way.
Do you prefer Rimless or Rimmed? If you go Rimless you will have a smaller tank, if you go rimmed you could get at least a 75 Gallon + with the half-priced tanks at Petco.
Right now with all the stuff you have here you are going to be spending $300 USD, also take into account the salt, QT, and etc.
QT is a must and a 29 gallon should work.
The tank should cost you about $100 USD based on your info, also the QT will best be rimmed as that is not your display.
 
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I think so, however bear in mind it is only a 20 gallon, so I will just keep on top of my water changes instead of using a skimmer. Sumps are the best option with the right media, however in a 20 gallon a in tank filter is just as good. I chose it because it has an adjustable flow rate, which will act like a wavemaker in a smaller system.

Sorry for being a noob, but can you explain what a qt is? I prefer rimless, but either is ok. I get what you are saying with the tank, and I agree I am getting ripped off with the tank I am getting, however we don’t have Petco in the uk, and everything seems a lot higher priced on Amazon and the other sights.
 

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It's a bit on the small size for a Royal Gramma but should be okay given that it is lightly stocked. The tailspot is a good choice for that size tank, but you might not see it as much as you would like. Not saying don't get one, just more of an FYI.

The Hiparagrow light is okay for a nano, but IMHO you would be much better off with a Chinese Black Box (ie Mars Aqua or Hydro) as you go from a 30 watt light to a 165 watt light:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MARSHYDRO-MarsAqua-Dimmable-Freshwater-Saltwater/dp/B076JC5S4P/ref=sr_1_4_sspa?crid=2J33P03Z5BOXJ&keywords=mars+aqua+165w+full+spectrum+led+aquarium+light&qid=1567208490&s=gateway&sprefix=Mars+Aqu,aps,283&sr=8-4-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzSU9SSDRHT0o2RFBLJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMjMxNzY1MVRFWVhQVklIODMzQiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUExMDA5ODAxMTFDRDdLOTVMMTJMTSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
 

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Sorry for being a noob, but can you explain what a qt is? I prefer rimless, but either is ok. I get what you are saying with the tank, and I agree I am getting ripped off with the tank I am getting, however we don’t have Petco in the uk, and everything seems a lot higher priced on Amazon and the other sights.
Hi! Basically QT is a tank that you put all your new fish in before you put them in the main tank to make sure they aren’t sick.
 

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Sorry for being a noob, but can you explain what a qt is? I prefer rimless, but either is ok. I get what you are saying with the tank, and I agree I am getting ripped off with the tank I am getting, however we don’t have Petco in the uk, and everything seems a lot higher priced on Amazon and the other sights.
Hi! Basically QT is a tank that you put all your new fish in before you put them in the main tank to make sure they aren’t sick.
QT means quarantine.
 
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Oh right, now I get you, thanks.

K thanks, will do that if and when I get enough money to get a better light. Is the filter ok, as I am worried about that.
 

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