Originally Posted by Maxantonio11
I have a 55 gallon long fish tank setup as freahwater. Has a filter for upto 90 gallons. I am looking to go saltwater. I have heard it is much harder and more time and money. I have also heard its the same just different stuff.
How much more money?
How much more time?
Is it a lot harder?
In short it's not that hard. I've had my tank up and running for a little over a year with no issues. I've had more issues with my freshwater 75g African Cichlid tank.
You don't always have to add chems, nutrients etc... It all depends on how crazy you wanna go.
For me, about 4 months ago I had to start dosing 2 part which is easy. Water changes are just that water changes. Add salt mix it up, temp match and change.
There's ALOT more to get into but by no means is it as hard as some think.
I was nervous and scared but now I see that all it takes is good scheduled maintenance like anything else. If you slack, your tank will suffer. If your good, your tank will thrive.
There's always gonna be hiccups along the way. Some worse then others. You deal with them as they come.
Oh and patience!! Slow and steady wins the saltwater race.