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Old 10-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #11
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Saltwater is a lot of work having to upkeep. We shall see. Still trying after 8 weeks to get my FW to cycle.
I disagree 100%.

A reef tank you might be right, but not a basic saltwater FOWLR (fish only with live rock) which is what I have and what youre talking about having.

Like you I somewhat struggled with cycling and whatnot with my freshwater. Eventually leading to the crash of that tank.

This saltwater experience so far for me has been pure joy. Granted I only use water (ro/di and salt) from the lfs so that eliminates alot of variables.

It is just a bit more expensive but worth every penny
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:00 PM   #12
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I disagree 100%.

A reef tank you might be right, but not a basic saltwater FOWLR (fish only with live rock) which is what I have and what youre talking about having.

Like you I somewhat struggled with cycling and whatnot with my freshwater. Eventually leading to the crash of that tank.

This saltwater experience so far for me has been pure joy. Granted I only use water (ro/di and salt) from the lfs so that eliminates alot of variables.

It is just a bit more expensive but worth every penny
+1 The only freshwater fish I can keep alive is a beta! LOL! I've had brackish green spotted puffers that did well but that's as close as it gets! Saltwater...easy once you figure out what the cycle means, what causes what (nitrates, phosphates etc) so you don't have algae issues, and do some research on fish needs and compatibility ( same as with fresh water). Basically, it's pretty easy once you get use to it. I will say that even people who have been doing this for years still find that they continue to learns as each fish you get has different requirements. Patience and research...those are going to be the two things that will make you or break you!
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