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Old 03-26-2012, 12:26 AM   #11
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It is risky an difficult to keep fish alive in a small tank like that, especially for someone who has zero experience in saltwater. Only very experienced saltwater fish-keepers like marquis should try it IMO.
Saltwater is that much different then freshwater? I have a high tech 40b and I haven't had any real problems from the start.
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Saltwater is a whole new world IMO. Black and white.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:34 AM   #13
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Here u go few pics I took a while ago
Are you only using the stock led lights that came with the tank? And what do you use for water circulation?
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:57 AM   #14
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Saltwater is that much different then freshwater? I have a high tech 40b and I haven't had any real problems from the start.
Ive playing with the idea of turning my edge into a saltwater tank too. All the YouTube vids of saltwater edges I've seen aren't sustainable in the longrun bc they all had too many fish (2-3 fish) and they were all going to get too big for the edge. If I do turn my tank into a saltwater tank, I'd only have 1 fish, 1 shrimp, 1 hermit crab, and a couple snails to control algae.
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Ive playing with the idea of turning my edge into a saltwater tank too. All the YouTube vids of saltwater edges I've seen aren't sustainable in the longrun bc they all had too many fish (2-3 fish) and they were all going to get too big for the edge. If I do turn my tank into a saltwater tank, I'd only have 1 fish, 1 shrimp, 1 hermit crab, and a couple snails to control algae.
Yea believe me, I'm not looking for a headache. I just want a nice looking tank on the table. It's been smooth sailing with my 40b, I'm looking for the same with this. That's why I'm trying to get as much information as possible before I make a decision.
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I think you can do 2 clown gobies and get some awesome shrimp.
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Yea believe me, I'm not looking for a headache. I just want a nice looking tank on the table. It's been smooth sailing with my 40b, I'm looking for the same with this. That's why I'm trying to get as much information as possible before I make a decision.
If you do make it saltwater, you'll have to check for water parameters. In addition to ammonia, nitrites and nitrate, you'll also have to check for water salinity and ph become more sensitive. If you add in coral theres more things you'll have to check. Also water circulation becomes an additional concern so you'll have to buy a powerhead and also a heater if you don't have one now.
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I think you can do 2 clown gobies and get some awesome shrimp.
How are clown gobies? Are they as reclusive as the watchman gobies?
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How are clown gobies? Are they as reclusive as the watchman gobies?
They are perchers so they don't need much room.
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I know saltwater needs more stuff, which is why I'm hesitant. She really likes them though, so I'm willing to give it a shot. If I were to do this I would really like to make it look nice. Idk if soft corals are possible or not, but I would like to make it as "pretty" as possible for her.

Would one of those under gravel heaters work?
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