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Old 02-22-2012, 01:07 AM   #11
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Yep, thank heaven for Craigslist! I am currently viewing a 65 gallon saltwater aquarium with sump/refugium, overflow, special lighting system, protein skimmer, and a whole lot more for $325.00, and I think that would be cool if I had a lot of fish keeping experience. Because I gather that you will need a lot of fish experience before you even THINK about purchasing a saltwater aquarium, am I not correct?
Saltwater really isn't as hard as some may think..its just all about patience and research
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:16 AM   #12
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Saltwater really isn't as hard as some may think..its just all about patience and research
+10 do your research! Pick your fish before you go to the store don't just go pick one out and hope it works. If I could give you one word of advice it would be to be patient. Don't rush anything. Take it slow. Rome wasn't built in a day.
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I hope you know that I am not like the other people here. I am 13 with a lightly stocked 10 gallon tank. I would totally get a saltwater aquarium, but I am so... scared. I can hardly keep up the water changes and water chemical levels in there! But, with a little dedication, I will do better. Wouldn't you think I am underqualified for SW? I am thinking you will recommend FW for a while...

P.S. I am notorious for researching EVERYTHING before I purchase it.
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I hope you know that I am not like the other people here. I am 13 with a lightly stocked 10 gallon tank. I would totally get a saltwater aquarium, but I am so... scared. I can hardly keep up the water changes and water chemical levels in there! But, with a little dedication, I will do better. Wouldn't you think I am underqualified for SW? I am thinking you will recommend FW for a while...

P.S. I am notorious for researching EVERYTHING before I purchase it.
Im 15 and just got into the hobby less than a year ago. I have one FW tank, and one SW tank. Honestly, its different, but just as easy. If you do research you'll be fine.
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Hmmm... What would you recommend? FW or SW?
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Hmmm... What would you recommend? FW or SW?
I have both, and love them both.

However, most people eventually goes sw it seems...so i say just go for it.
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Based on your comment about keeping up with your current tank I reccommend staying with FW for a couple of years. But to add to research and reading, a good starting point would be:
Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank
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Go salty might as well... its not any harder than freshwater just different. You just have to make time for upkeep other than that just pay attention to what your tank is telling you.
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check these out, I had the same exact questions and these 3 links provided 90% of my answers...The stock list is probably more what you're looking for

The (almost) Complete Guide and FAQ to Fishless Cycling
Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank.
We have a series of articles to help get you started
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