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Old 09-20-2014, 11:29 PM   #1
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I am wanting to transform my freshwater cichlid tank into a saltwater tank. right now I have a Penguin Bio-Wheel 350, 36" Finnex Fuge Ray, and a 100W heater. My question is how hard of a transformation will I have on my hands and am I facing a expensive transformation. I my light and filter sufficient? do I have to have a sump and a skimmer. Sorry the saltwater world is completely new to me and any help would be appreciated.
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Hey guys,

I am wanting to transform my freshwater cichlid tank into a saltwater tank. right now I have a Penguin Bio-Wheel 350, 36" Finnex Fuge Ray, and a 100W heater. My question is how hard of a transformation will I have on my hands and am I facing a expensive transformation. I my light and filter sufficient? do I have to have a sump and a skimmer. Sorry the saltwater world is completely new to me and any help would be appreciated.

You could use the filter but I'd get a skimmer to for a 40, reef octopus and eshopps make good hob models. The light would be fine for a fowlr, but isn't going to cut it for corals. You'd also want to ditch the rocks and substrate for sw versions.
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Thanks for the help. I started the transformation this afternoon. Hopefully I am off to a good start. I have read that you cannot add coral until at least a month after the tank has cycled. That will give me plenty of time to figure out the light.
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