I just have to give my opinion since I have so many darn tanks and they are mixed between sw
, each one has it's benefits. FW
, at least for me, is easier. The initial costs werent as high and the maintenance seems much easier. The selection of fish is astounding and usually readily available. I get alot of pleasure watching my cichlids race back and forth in the 6 foot tank. Supplies are usually cheaper too for FW
from what I've seen.
Now with my SW
tanks, I get alot of satisfaction. It cost more to setup, required more work to get it stable and more maintenance to keep it pristine. I find the selection of fish to be quite good and colorful but you can run into the occasional fish that doesn't eat regular food like mandarins and other dragonets. This doesn't seem to happen much in FW
setups from what I've heard.
All said and done, I'm not sure which type of tank I would recommend. I could say try your hand at a nano tank and see if you like it. I was a totally 100% freshwater girl until I actually got a sw
tank. Then it was all over for me.
Good luck with your choice, or as said above have both.