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Old 08-14-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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Quiston About Getting Started.

*Sorry if this is in a the wrong section, if so can someone move it.*

Well First off i have a 29 gallon tank and 10 gallon tank. I want to make the 29 gallon tank a salt water tank. I want to know a cheap way to get it started.

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It was a fershwater tank, all them dead Aguest 6th 2009. I still have the water in their. If i want to to make it a salt water tank should i remove the whole water and eveything in it? (mabye that would be a smart move)


hope someone know a cheap way out their for me!!
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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Cheap is not synonomous(spelling) with Saltwater. uhuh
Start fresh. Empty the tank and clean it with vinegar. Anything you think you might want to reuse, clean very well.
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If you dont mind me asking, "all of them dead August 6"........uhhhhh.....why
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I agree with Zack, nothing in saltwater is cheap I have put well over $1000 into my 20g reef and I am not even done with coral yet. As for the water, remove it all and rinse the tank with either a bleach and water solution, or a vinegar and water solution (with the bleach and water solution rinse it with extra dechlorinator in the water following the bleach and water rinse). Your best bet is to get a RO/DI unit and use the water from it as tap water contains silicates and if you use it, you will have problems with diatoms not going away. HTH
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:59 PM   #5
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My mom thinks (i'm only 15 lol) that the chemicals in the water.

*Crystal Clear* (Clears water recemed by pet smart lol)
*Alge Removel* (Kills Alge)
*Aquarium Salt* (Idnk heals fish or removes disceas)
*Aqua Safe (For Healthy and Clear water)

What all do i need for a salt water tank? Jessica or anyone els?
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Generally in freshwater chemicals are a waist of time and money IMO. Aquarium salt has no point IMO. Do you want a fish only (FO) tank?, fish only with live rock (FOWLR)?, or a reef? This will depend on the equipment you need.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:25 PM   #7
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I want a mini Reef in the tank. With Clown fish or the Finding Nemo Fishy!!
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I would just go with freshwater. I've spent a small fortune on my tanks.
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T5 HO or MH lighting, power heads (aim for 20x-30x turnover per hour), live rock, sand (don't buy bagged live sand as it isn't live IMO and don't even look at crushed coral, big nitrate problem), heaters (two is better than one in case one fails), bout all I can remember at the moment. Will go into what kind, brand, and saize later. HTH
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I spent about 1200$ today picking up my filters and the stuff to set up a new tank. >> my light cost a fortune.
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