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Old 08-30-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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Would love to start a saltwater aquarium. What all do I need? I have read many pages on the web, but would love for someone to tell me what they think. I would like to start out slow. Maybe just a few fish,live rock, and sand. Would I need a smaller tank to watch the fish before I put them to to my tank? I was thinking about a 65-90 gal. Tank
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:44 PM   #2
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Starting out slow i s a great idea! I dont think you need a smaller tank to put the fish in first. I would recommend some snails and shrimp to make sure there isnt to much algea. I would also only put one fish in at first and make sure its a stronger fish so you can make sure there is not anything bad in the tank and then after a week or so if that fish is alright put more and more fish in slowly till you have the amount of fish you want.
I hope this helps you!
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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What is the best size tank
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:53 PM   #4
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I have a 90 gal... big enough to start with, yet easy to manage. I want a 125 gal now...lol
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:58 PM   #5
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I think a 55g would be a good starting tank if you have the room.

here is a link for some basics on sw tanks

Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank.

Good luck and welcome to the forum!!
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It also depends on what fish you want as to what size tank to go with.
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what fish do you want and how many. The bigger the fish the bigger the tank.
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