Originally Posted by Brookster123
Mahhhhh sapenyahhhhhhh!! level with me .. how much harder/more involved/expensive is this setup vs. Your high tech planted? You guys make it look amazing but I feel like it'd be a huge disappointment waiting to happen. .
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Honestly, my salt water tank is a lot easier to care for than my planted. I do a 10% weekly or bi weekly water change depending on how i'm feeling that particular week and I've been doing a handfull of water tests weekly. With nitrates being soo low fish immune systems are generally quite strong preventing most illnesses or at least keeping them at bay. However, treating anything in a salt water tank is much much much more difficult.
As for additives, I have to dose fertilizers and glut daily in my fresh water tanks while I am going to be dosing alkalinity and calcium every other day in my salt water.