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Old 09-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #11
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Buy mostly dry rock then add some live rock and the dry rock will become live.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:24 PM   #12
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I have a Rena filstar xp4 filter. Is that sufficient for a 90 gallon as tank?
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I have never heard of that filter. I will look at it and let you know.
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Buy mostly dry rock then add some live rock and the dry rock will become live.
Ya that's called seeding, and buying the dry is the way to go, no unwanted pests to destroy everything you worked for
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I have a Rena filstar xp4 filter. Is that sufficient for a 90 gallon as tank?
I'd fill it with just live rock, canister filters are a nitrate factory. Get your self a power filter, they are a lot easer to clean
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The filter is rated up to 265 it is more than enough for a 90 gallon. Being a canister filter make sure you clean it out ever two weeks. Helps not to have a spike in parameters.
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Good. It won't be as bad as I thought. In your honest opinion though... should someone like me with no aquarium experience do saltwater or start with fresh
I just don't want to end up losing a bunch of fish over dumb mistakes.
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Take it slow don't rush, that's the problem I see when people lose fish they rush. Make sure you cycle the aquarium and read all you can about saltwater care.
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Good. It won't be as bad as I thought. In your honest opinion though... should someone like me with no aquarium experience do saltwater or start with fresh
I just don't want to end up losing a bunch of fish over dumb mistakes.
2 different hobbies, I'd go with salt, you don't want to learn one thing and think its the same! Completely different, so learn about the things you want to have
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