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Old 12-20-2011, 10:04 PM   #1
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How hard is a salt water tank

Want to know whats involved in starting a saltwater tank? DO NOT SUGAR COAT IT i want the facts please is it possable fir a 5 gallon to be a saltwater tank?
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:10 PM   #2
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Hello if you are just starting out i wouldnt do anything under a 30 gallon keeping water parameters in check wont be easy i started with 55 gallon and it was easier than freshwater to me.5 gallon can be done just lots of water changes all the time
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:01 PM   #3
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Its expensive, high maintance, not worth it for anything under 20 gallons IMO
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Thank you its exactly what i wanted now i have your attention what does it take to make a 30 gallon salt water tank?
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:07 PM   #5
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Thank you its exactly what i wanted now i have your attention what does it take to make a 30 gallon salt water tank?
Do you mean equpiment?
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The fish cost more and if you want reef you'll need good lighting but maintenance is less because all the inverts. Snails crabs starfish all clean and stir the sandbed.once you have what you need super easy.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:13 PM   #7
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Yea equipment needed?
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True, but the bummer part is that when you loose a fish, its at least a 20 dollar loss. :/ also you need to test the water for more things
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O.o WOW 20 $
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:18 PM   #10
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Yea equipment needed?
Yes lots

Tank
Stand
Hood
Filter (reccomend a better filter then required)
Very good/expensive lights
Protein skimmer (optional but helpful)
Ro unit (save money in long run)
Salt
Differant test kits
Live rock/base rock
Sand
Fish and clean up crew (= expensive)
Powerheads (2)

Am i missing anything anyone?
Ya i broke it down pretty far but its almost all necessary
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