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Old 10-02-2011, 09:28 PM   #11
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I would try to avoid using tap water if at all possible. The best method is to use RO/DI water - Carey has a link to a good inexpensive one from ebay.

If you can't find "pods" try looking up copepods. That is the "good" type that we all stive to cultivate for our picky eaters. Isopods - not that beneficial.

Also, not sure what you had planned for a tank size, but I would recommend a 75 gallon to start.

That size will give you a very nice selection for fish and also be big enough to absorb some of the mistakes one may make.

Good Luck!
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:18 AM   #12
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Thanks again all. You are most helpful! So pods are for food? I know this may be too general to ask. But what is a good size tank? I know many fish have min gal requirements....
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:55 AM   #13
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Whatever size you can afford is a good size tank. No matter how big you get you will probably wish you could have got a bigger one when you go to stock it. Just keep in mind the cost to maintain it as well as the cost to set it up.
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I would make a stock list of my dreams and then work out how big the tank has to be to support them. If you can't afford a 20.000 gallon tank slowly edit your list and meet somewhere in the middle
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:07 PM   #15
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Ya I needed a 20000 gallon tank, but my wallet said I could only have a 150.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:57 PM   #16
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Ya I needed a 20000 gallon tank, but my wallet said I could only have a 150.
Same here believe me, apparently flooding the basement is not an option, at least that's what my gf says
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:43 PM   #17
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Hmmm, snorkeling in the basement, how cool would that be! To bad I only have a crawl space.
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