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Old 05-11-2004, 05:17 PM   #1
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New Guy to Salt Water should I do Fish Only or Coral also

I have a 50 gallon tank and plan on buying all the equipment necessary to start a good salt water tank, this is my first salt water attempt so I am curious if I should first try a fish only tank and then do live coral or if live coral is not that much harder and just jump right in?

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Do fish only with live rock for right now. Then as you get established you can start getting some of the harder things like corals. Besides, you need to have a well established tanks before you start talking coral anyway.

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corals are more sensitive. start with a fowlr and then move up. If you plan wisely with your setup it won't be hard to switch.
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Old 05-11-2004, 07:52 PM   #4
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I am doing the same thing right now I have my FOWLR and I bought the lights for coral. After I get the hang of FOWLR I am going to start with some soft corals.
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Old 05-12-2004, 10:40 PM   #5
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coral isnt that hard.... ive had many fish die, but not a single coral. Just wait 5-6 months until your tank is established and stable. Save your pennies and buy a good lighting system.
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