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Old 07-24-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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Hello, i am new here and just have a very general question.
I have been doing Freshwater Fish tanks now for about 4 years. I have a 40, 55, and a 75. But now i am interested in getting into salwater tanks for the first time. What are some of the supplies and general advice on saltwater tanks that you can give me?
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Moving this to the SW getting started forum. You`ll get more answers there.
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Well it kind of all depends on how much you want to spend. I've been kept away from saltwater due to the cost it has, but generally people reccomend a skimmer, a filter of some sort like an HOB or canister, a refigium, some live rock, and sump.
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Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank.

That will give you a good idea of everything involved
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The link huma-huma provided certainly helped me as I'm going through the process of setting up a SW tank. Honestly, I haven't found it that much more expensive than when I set up my 55g FW. I guess it depends on what size tank you're going for and what you're wanting to keep. Reef-capable lighting systems seem to be the kicker with cost of SW, but then in comparison to a quality light and C02 system for a FW tank it's probably not that much different.

If you give some outlines as to the size of tank you're looking at running and whether you want a reef system or will just be doing fish only with live rock, I'm sure people can chime in with some more specifics.
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Well I'm planning on starting small, with a 40 gallon. Just some live rock to start and fish. But in another 6 months I plan on moving to probably a 75 gallon. But for now I'm starting small
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