I am going to be getting a larger freshwater aquarium so will have my 37 gallon available and want to use it for some clown fish because my daughter really wants Nemo fish. I have just a couple questions for just starting out:
- can I pretty much seethe aquarium up like my freshwater as long as I pay close attention?
- Can I use my same HOB
filter that I was using for the freshwater?
- the heater I'm assuming is the same so I should be able to use it no problem since it is a sealed submersible?
- since I will only be wanting fish and inverts I assume my existing lighting should do fine?
- will I just have to check the different levels and do my normal water changes similar to what I'm doing now for the freshwater setup? I know there will be more to check lime the salinity, etc.
I just don't want to put much if any money out to set up this aquarium as I'm doing it basically for my daughter and if she looses interest I may not keep it set up. I really enjoy my freshwater fish. I know I will no doubt become hooked though.
Bottom line: for starting out with just fish and invertebrates can I get it up and running with the same equipment I was using for freshwater and then invest more later if it's a hit?
Thanks to everyone in advance. I look forward to this discussion!