Originally Posted by Sillyfishies
Well saltwater is a bit more complicated and more expensive. I'd suggest starting with freshwater and REALLY research saltwater. Because if you screw up, hundreds of dollars go down the drain.
Tap with conditioner
Big water pumps
that not all true, you can run a saltwater without live rock or sand you just need a PH buffer you can also treat tap water i know someone that did it for years and was able to keep some more hardly SPS
and anemones (wouldn't recomend this though)
there al also some freshwater fish that are just as sensitive as saltwater and then there is planted tanks which require fetilizers and CO2
at the end of the day it all depends what you want to do but saltwater is generally more expensive, you're not goign to find a $30 tetra but you will find some clowns that are in that range and can get up to a few hundred for a single fish, so with saltwater unless you're loaded you don't really want to be wasting money on dying fish