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Old 09-01-2013, 01:25 PM   #31
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I think we forgot who's thread this actually was. Lets get back on topic y'all
Big x2 I've been waiting for him to see the original responses to the topic..
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #32
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Big x2 I've been waiting for him to see the original responses to the topic..
If you have read all the postings, you should have not missed my last comment on page 3 and stated what I think about the original question but somehow it is kept being diverted.

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Going back to the original question of this thread which is if it is hard to tend a salt water tank. Those who said that it is easy are already seasoned aquarists that they know what to look for to avoid disaster in their tank. I bet you, most of them have experienced the hard part in setting up to stabilize a salt water tank. If you have enough info then it would be easy by just following the right steps in having one. For anything that is new to us there is always what we call a "learning curve".
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:41 PM   #33
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If you have read all the postings, you should have not missed my last comment on page 3 and stated what I think about original question but somehow it is kept being diverted.

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Going back to the original question of this thread which is if it is hard to tend a salt water tank. Those who said that it is easy are already seasoned aquarists that they know what to look for to avoid disaster in their tank. I bet you, most of them have experienced the hard part in setting up to stabilize a salt water tank. If you have enough info then it would be easy by just following the right steps in having one. For anything that is new to us there is always what we call a "learning curve".
What makes stabilizing a sw tank so hard?
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You don't find it hard it you are a seasoned aquarist as mentioned. All it takes for a newby is to do some research and ask questions and it will be easy. Some do it the hard way by a "trial in error" until they get it right.
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For the OP: I've been trying to answer that question. Good information in this web series. http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=relmfu&v=xifweoA0N4Q
I think SW takes a lot more finesse and knowledge. For example, when doing a water change, depending on how you mix the water, you may need to cure it for a few day. In FW, you can just treat and change water. Also, equipment and fish are much more expensive. Some fish may be wild caught and if you are like me and don't want to get wild fish, your options are more limited. You can't get tank raised SW fish for $1 - at least not in my area!

Hope this helps make your decision. Personally, I will stick to FW for a few more years!
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Ok folks, one warning, keep it civil and knock off the arguing or the thread will get closed and YOU can apologize the the OP as to why.
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You can't get tank raised SW fish for $1 - at least not in my area!
I dont think ive ever come across a $1 sw fish... Even damsels are $5-10
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What makes stabilizing a sw tank so hard?
It isn't hard. You just have to stay on top of it to catch problems before they get out of control. For some, that level of commitment translates to hard.
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I have read that most mistakes is when tap water is used for top off in salt water tank. For fish only the ro water in grocery store is available and cheaper with just a little inconvenience.
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I have read that most mistakes is when tap water is used for salt water tank. For fish only the ro water in grocery store is available.
I get my rodi water from a watermill express that's serviced daily and it has a badge with a signature and a date daily. I knew a few guys that work for the company and they actually service everything daily for lawsuit purposes lol it's $0.15 a gallon.
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