To start off, This website is awesome and has helped me with my many freshwater setups. Beyond that I would like to get started in saltwater. I have never dealt with saltwater before. I feel like I`ve mastered fresh water. I have several planted tanks and a few of your regular old community and live bearer tanks. I even have a painted turtle enclosure with 2 pairs of breeding turtles.
I have a 45 gal
tank that was previously used in freshwater applications. I would like to use this tank but have heard that you can`t use a tank that was previously used for freshwater? Is this true?
I would like some advice on what I will need for filtration, heat, LR
, live sand, and anything else you can think of. I want a setup that will support a large number of crustaceans, a few clown fish and maybe a couple other small fish.
Give me some advice and guidance here. I`m a patient person when it comes to aquariums. I`ve learned that you can`t rush the beauty of a well matured tank!