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Old 09-30-2004, 10:25 PM   #1
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Okay i was thinking about starting a saltwater tank in time to come but i dont really know much about them can somebody give me some info on them? please?????
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:09 PM   #2
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go buy saltwater fish for dummies
my wife made me read it before i got even near a tank and im glad she made me do it. i would have killed a few friends and spent a lot more money figurin things out if i didnt read a couple books
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just give me some info im not gonna buy a book for 30 bucks
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:24 PM   #4
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u need to search online, buy a book, and just read random post on this forum and u will learn all u need to know...there is alot more info than u think for just a fish tank
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:30 PM   #5
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just give me some info im not gonna buy a book for 30 bucks
If you think $30 for a book is a lot, how much do you expect to spend on the tank? $30 for a reference book is a steal considering the first couple times you mess up in a marine tank, you are likely going to lose a lot more than $30... There is no "just give me the info", you need to commit a lot of time and effort before moving forward with a marine tank.
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flamingonhot, there is no one way to set up a SW tank--there are tons of variables. What size tank? What kind of fish do you want? Reef or fish only? Then there are many different ways to set up a given kind of tank . . . . this is a hobby that really requires weeks or months of research before jumping in. And it's not cheap--expect to spend at least $20-$30 a gallon for a set up. That can easily go higher with all the bells and whistles. The resources here are great, but nothing can replace a good reference library. I don't mean to sound discouraging, but if spending $30 on a good reference book doesn't fly for you, SW might not be your bag.
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dido, man i rushed into my tank thought i could do it all ended up killing a 90.00 fish. Do u have any fish exp. fresh, brackish anything
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Believe me, spending $30 on a book is the least of your worries. Also with that kind of attitude your not going to get very much help or respect. As mentioned above there are many different ways to setup a tank. But first you need to decide if it will be a FO, FOWLR, or reef.
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If you're not gonna buy a book then at least put in a few weeks looking through this forum. There are thousands of pieces of information that couldn't possibly be condensed into this thread for you.

Personally I think it's easier to buy the book.. I also don't think $30 is too much to spend when you're considering an investment of several hundred dollars. Infact, I'm pretty sure $1000 is quite normal for the "average" tank, so it would be a pretty big risk to just wing it.
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Grimlock and the rest summed it up very well, consider that 30 bucks a drop in the bucket, the book is worth it's weight in gold! When setting up a SW tank being too "frugal" will definitely cost you more in the end. HTH
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