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Old 08-30-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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New Salt Water Tank (Newbie)

Hello, I am new to the saltwater hobby. I have had 7 years of freshwater experiance and I think its time to upgrade my tank.

I don't have much space but I know that its possible to set up a saltwater fish tank with a 30g tank, actually 32g. Is there anything that anyone could recommend? Everything from fish that I could put in the tank (hopefully clowns) to the filter I need?

Right now I have a heater, filter, and thank that holds cichlids. I don't plan to switch over for a couple of years put would like to get some knowledge.

I have done endless amount of research on saltwater but I would like to know some trusted brands and tricks to the trade.

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Old 08-30-2009, 07:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA. Here is our own site link to start up equipment. Make sure you read our articles in the SW articles section.

Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank.

Also moving this to the getting started forum.
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Thank you for the link! I really hope I can do this before I have planned it for. Right now I think it's going to happen in about a 2 years time! But none the less more research and help please!
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Better to research now, and know everything before you start than get started and realize you don't know something crucial.

Good luck and I hope you'll find some good information.
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Any advice I noticed you have a nano reef? Could you tell me a bit more on how to upkeep on smaller aquariums and any other info?
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my compliments for taking the long road
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Research research and more research is probably the best advice.

Smaller tanks essentially magnify any problems you'd have due to the size, so water quality is essential. However, with frequent water changes and a little more effort, it's working wonderfully. It's just a matter of staying on top of your tank and keeping an eye on anyting that would become problematic.
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Better to research now, and know everything before you start than get started and realize you don't know something crucial.
yeah, like that the fish go in AFTER the water.

mainly just research. um mainly, lighting is the most important part of the tank. do you have anything in mind?
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No plans for lights at all. But im open to ideas!
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okay. do you want fish only, fish only with live rock, or reef?
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