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Old 07-02-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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Salt or Fresh Water?

I heard some responds from some freshwater people so I decided to let the saltwater people have their say:

So I have a 12 gallon tank that I was going to use for a dwarf gourami and some galaxy rasboras but I've been looking around on here at some saltwater stuff... I know that saltwater aquariums are hard to take care of and cost a lot but it would be a while before I got this tank running for a freshwater aquarium and probably could get enough money. Please give me your opinion on whether or not I should stay safe with freshwater aquariums or try something new with a saltwater aquarium... thanks a lot guys
also I was thinking about getting a clown or maybe two in the tank if I did do saltwater- any opinions on whether or not to do that? Also are there anymore ideas for the tank as well?
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:37 PM   #2
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I wouldn't use a 12 gallon for salt.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:53 PM   #3
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I wouldn't use a 12 gallon for salt.
So I should just stick with freshwater until I get another, bigger tank and not even attempt a nano tank? Okay, I'll take that in for opinion but I want a few more opinions from others, not that I don't value yours. Thanks for your input cls8s
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:17 AM   #4
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Well its not that stuff won't fit. It's that the water quality is harder to maintain in a smaller tank and freshwater fish don't seem to care as much as saltwater fish.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:20 AM   #5
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yeah that's what I've heard a lot. So I guess that I'm back to my dwarf gourami and galaxy rasboras for a while Hopefully a bigger tank is in my future -for easiness of course!
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Petco is doing a $1 a gallon sale right now. A 29 gallon would be a good starter salt, but always get the biggest you can afford.
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how about a 55 gallon? Is that an acceptable size? what kind of fish?
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You can do a lot with a 55g. Even the 12g can be a nano reef with a goby or a small percula clown.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:56 PM   #9
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Thats what I thought. I'm still not sure whether or not to do saltwater on my 55 gallon because that would be A LOT of work and I'm not sure if I'm there yet, that's why I wanted to do my 12 gal saltwater then go from there (backwards of what you're suppose to do but hey I'm not normal )
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It's actually not that difficult. The only difference is the salt and the rock.
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