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Old 12-20-2004, 10:28 PM   #1
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New tank..

Well I have been thinking, now that I only have like..4 mollies left that are hanging around in my 10gal freshwater tank..i would like to take a stab at that saltwater tank. So I have decided that I want to put my 4 mollies in my 5gal tank and then use the 10gal for saltwater. However, I do not know how many fish I could put in there or what kind to put in. What kind of filter would I need? What all do I need for a saltwater tank? Basicaly all that I need help on is...setting up the whole thing. Help.

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Old 12-20-2004, 11:14 PM   #2
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welcome to the saltie side! Well, it depends on what you want the 10 gal to be.
Is it going to be FO, FOWLR or a reef? I will say though, that a 10 gal tank will be a challenge ( more water=more stable water parameters). also it would help you if listed the stuff you already have for the 10 gal. good luck
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Old 12-20-2004, 11:43 PM   #3
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explain to me what the Fish only thing is..is it like..only fish w/o plants?? and the fish only with live rock?
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Old 12-21-2004, 01:09 AM   #4
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only fish w/o plants
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and the fish only with live rock
fish with plants....LR is used for bio-filtration and can be a food source depending on the fish you get..plus it looks more natural
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Old 12-21-2004, 01:12 AM   #5
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take a look at some of the post by other people starting out. lately there been bunch of people switching from FW to SW. HTH
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Old 12-21-2004, 01:13 AM   #6
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fish with plants for me. and the only thing that ihave...water. i dont know where to start. so i started here. what will i need? well..which kind of tank looks better?
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Old 12-21-2004, 01:31 AM   #7
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heres a couple things youll need that are basic and do more research in the " article section"

a SW test kit
a hydrometer(tests salinity of the water)
heater
filter
substrate LS or CC
LR
lighting ( for LR)
SW mix
some basic stuff...then comes the cycling prossess
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Old 12-21-2004, 01:38 AM   #8
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I do not know how many fish I could put in there or what kind to put in
the rule of thumb is 5gal per in. of fish excluding the tale...I would go with a clownfish
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Old 12-21-2004, 04:05 PM   #9
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okay well i will have to talk to my parents about this, i want it to be my christmas present.
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