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Old 05-31-2011, 06:59 PM   #11
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thats pretty much what this thread is about opinionated pros and cons
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if you have the paitence a nano reef could be wonderful and not break the bank
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the only really colorful FW fish are cichlids and they all look the same, very fish looking. sure damsels are one fish, but there are tons of other marine fish, and all full of color and don't all have the same basic shape where as marine fish are pretty differnt in shapes and not so scaley. plus when you add corals thats it, SW blows FW out of the water with color

I prefer 4. If you say so.

Marine definitely offers more possible variety for the LFS shopper, but it WILL cost more and limit your stocking. You say "only one really colorful FW fish are cichlids". You do realize that is as ignorant as saying the only FW fish are from Petsmart, right? You need to do a bit more research and maybe gain a bit of experience before you make such broad ranging statements. There are cichlids and other colorful fish (google rainbowfish) that aren't gonna be seen at your Summer job.
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Saltwater would be a more expensive way but it's not much different than a planted think about it in a planted u must add ferts u must add ferts to reefs the salt mixing is more work and ro top off could be used for both and discus if u don't have soft water do best in it so ro for that with a mix of tap to add nutrients back so really it all depends on how much money you have
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I prefer 4. If you say so.

Marine definitely offers more possible variety for the LFS shopper, but it WILL cost more and limit your stocking. You say "only one really colorful FW fish are cichlids". You do realize that is as ignorant as saying the only FW fish are from Petsmart, right? You need to do a bit more research and maybe gain a bit of experience before you make such broad ranging statements. There are cichlids and other colorful fish (google rainbowfish) that aren't gonna be seen at your Summer job.
been on live aquaria, its kind of my favorite sit lately lol i've seen rainbowfish.

as for the summer job thing. you do realize i'm a lisenced electrician and have already graduated college, right? or did you make a broad generalization (as you said i did) and centered me out as still a teen based on others on this website?
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if you have the paitence a nano reef could be wonderful and not break the bank
i have been thinking about that also since it would be some time before i could buy a big tank...... what is considered nano

lol I LOVE THE COLORS IN MY PLANTED TANK.......i think i want to try something new thats all i wasnt asking whats better/not.... i was was just looking for advise from maybe someone who has done both fresh/salt
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Oh yeah... *Discus.

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been on live aquaria, its kind of my favorite sit lately lol i've seen rainbowfish.

as for the summer job thing. you do realize i'm a lisenced electrician and have already graduated college, right? or did you make a broad generalization (as you said i did) and centered me out as still a teen based on others on this website?
LA is a good starting point, but there is much more out there. So much more.

I did not realize that. I failed. I'm *licensed for nothing. I made a bad generalization, but will defend it in this case and don't really see where that is relevant. The possibilities are endless.... either way, reef or discus... in that size tank to rule out either without knowledge of the both is wrong. jmho.
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i have been thinking about that also since it would be some time before i could buy a big tank...... what is considered nano

lol I LOVE THE COLORS IN MY PLANTED TANK.......i think i want to try something new thats all i wasnt asking whats better/not.... i was was just looking for advise from maybe someone who has done both fresh/salt
i just set up a nano and after i get money im upgrading lights and its gonna be a reef nanos are fun id gladly help you
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i never really ruled it out, this is a marine/reef section of this community so i gave my pro on marine, and with corals, theres just more color over planted FW. although again i've only seend plants on live aquaria.

i never meant to offend but i should have just stayed out of it as all these pros/cons and whats better, threads always end up having someone taking soemthing the wrong way and getting offened based on a liking of one thing over another.

i apologizeand never intened for an argument
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