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Old 04-02-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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Cool im new and want to start up a 55gal saltwater tank help please!

Ok im buying a 55gal tank and want to start a saltwater setup any help on what to do what to buy to start off thanx a lot
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Honestly I would say go to the pinned topics at the top of each of the SW forums here for a start.

It is a lot of reading a research to get it done right. Remember that nothing good in a SW aquarium is done fast, patients is the key. The local fish store is not always right and often does give the wrong or bad information.
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You'll have to keep in mind what type of tank you want. For example if you want a reef (coral) you'll need to invest in good lights. A sump is recommended so make sure you have a stand to fit one inside, etc. Like Smitty said the pinned posts will help, but I'm sure you'll have some specific questions. RO/DI water is recommended, best to get your own filter, but maybe you have a LFS that is close by and you can buy the water direct from them. If you haven't figured it out in your readings yet, this is expensive and addictive hobby that requires a lot of patience. Good Luck & ENJOY
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What is ro/di and what is lfs
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Oh sorry, RO/DI reverse osmosis & deionizer.
LFS local fish store
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