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Old 08-22-2011, 12:50 AM   #1
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I want to start a salt water tank.

Got any advice any good brands good tank size please help I would like to start soon.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:55 AM   #2
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Welcome tot he forum!

here are a few links that can help you get in the right direction

Refugiums,fuges or refuge
Ammonia conversion to nitrate
Sumps Explained
Cycle your salt tank
Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank.

Hope they help!

if you need a specific question answered just ask
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:58 AM   #3
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What salt brand works best and what fish are food to start out.
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:08 AM   #4
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I use regular instant ocean reef crystals, it's cheap and has been working for me. People have their preferences so it's not a matter of whats best but what you prefer.
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What a good starter tank how many gallons or maybe is there a all in one kit or something like that.
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If you want to start small I would say get a biocube or a nano cube. Lighting and filtration already included. Plus you can keep a good assortment of corals if you choose with the stock lighting.

In a perfect world I would say a 55g or larger. The larger the tank the easier it is to maintain proper water parameters.
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So what fish would be good to start out
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Damsel fish are pretty hardy and cheap but keep clear of them because they will take over your tank. These are a list of good starter fish:

Blue chromis
Green chromis
Grey chromis

Chromis range from about 5-10.

Common clownfish
Ocileris clownfish
Maroon clownfish
Percular clownfish
Saddleback clownfish
NOT TOMATO CLOWNFISH THEY ARE TOO AGGRESIVE.

Clownfish range from about 10-65.

Watchman goby
Banded goby
Convict goby

Goby's are slightly harder to keep than chromis and clowns and they range from about 10-35.

I hope you find this helpful
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