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Old 07-29-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
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Hello! It's my parents anniversary in a few weeks and I want to get them an aquarium. I'm pretty knowelgeable about fish but I was wondering if Clown Fish are easy to care for. I also want to know if you need special filters or something. Please help!
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nothing special, just make sure that you have all the right things you need like:
1) Skimmer
2) Bio Filter
3) live Rock and live sand.
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Old 07-29-2004, 07:03 PM   #3
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I'm pretty knowelgeable about fish...

you do realize clown fish are salt water fish right?
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Old 07-29-2004, 07:06 PM   #4
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Yeah, I know that lol, but I mean basic fish care (1 gal per fish, cycles, feeding, ect.)
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oh... cause you posted it in the "Freshwater/Brackish" forum instead of the "Saltwater" forum - that's why I asked

they might be able to give you a better idea what you're up against...
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I'll move the thread so you can get more help
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JMO, but I would not give such a gift unless you knew for sure they had been wanting to commit to the time,upkeep and expense of a saltwater tank.
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I agree with Hara. This is not a gift to just give someone. They must be willing to do all of the follow-up maintaining of the tank. You are also looking at a few hundred bucks to get started. Big investment so make sure your parents really want this and will be able to take care of it. I suggest doing a ton of research.
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Yeah, I know that lol, but I mean basic fish care (1 gal per fish, cycles, feeding, ect.)

in salt water it is more like 5 gal of water per 1 inch of fish. and there is a really big start up cost. my 46 gal tank is well over $2,500 but that is a reef tank. and that person has to really be ready to take care of it.
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Agree with all the advice above but just had to say it's an awesome gesture on your part

BTW, are you sure this is really a gift for them? :P
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