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Old 07-06-2004, 10:38 PM   #1
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Just wanting to say Hello

Sorry if this is the wrong place for this post but I didn't see any place else to post it. I have been constantly reading all your posts since the day I found this site and must say " You Guy's Are Awesome" the information and help on this site is absolutely amazing. I have been keeping freshwater off and on for sometime without any problems and hope to jump into saltwater soon. I have been reading so much about saltwater tanks on AA that I think my brain has went into over-load 8O Hopefully I have about got all this saltwater thing figured out, well maybe all except the filtering(sump) stuff, my brain keeps wanting to think about good hang-on filters for a fresh water tank and maybe all this measuring crap. ie calcium, salinity etc etc. seems like alot more to measure and keep in check versus fresh. Well anyway I just wanted to say Hello and say thanks to all of you that help to lead "Wet Pet Lovers" like myself in the right direction. your friend Mike

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Old 07-06-2004, 11:33 PM   #2
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:34 PM   #3
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Welome to AquariumAdvice.com Mike

You are right, there are a lot more water parameters to keep an eye on that your average SW tank. (note i said average, a well planted FW tank with sensative fish can have just as many if not more )

However, once you've got the hang of things and your tank has matured you likely won't have to test any more often than you do for a FW tank. As far as filtering, your sand and rock do 90% of the filtering for you. A sump/fuge is certainly beneficial but they aren't 100% necessary. I don't have one. 8O
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:36 PM   #4
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Hey kenor33, welcome to...........................Drum Roll Please...........................AA!


If you want to go sw, you can do it. It is not that hard. It is a little more expensive than some people are prepared for (like me), but it's worth it.

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