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Old 03-29-2014, 11:27 AM   #1
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Starting a saltwater 30gallon

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I have two freshwater tanks and I'm thinking about trying my hand at a saltwater 30 gallon. I'd like to grow my own coral and such to start the thing off, then slowly one by one add in some fish. I would like to know if I can order the coral online safely, how to raise them, and them eventually I'll ask for some fish choosing help once I have the tank cycled and ready to go. Any advice you can post below will help
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:31 AM   #2
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Hi! Welcome to the salty side!

What lights are you planning first of all. Also are you going to use all live rock or both?
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:33 AM   #3
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Is there special lights I'll need? The tank as of now has white LED lights, but I have some spare blacklights around as well.
And I was planning on adding gravel at the bottom, then maybe a lava rock or two here and there for added decoration
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For corals yes. And you would need live sand and rock. It will have the bacteria in it. The gravel wouldn't really work I don't think.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:36 AM   #5
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This is my tank. The sand and live rock came from a fish store.
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Ah ok, I'll start looking for that, what lights would be reccomended? I have those strip LED hoodlights so preferably something comparable
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That's pretty cool, definitely want to do something like that
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:42 AM   #8
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I also have a Tetra Whisper filter and a submersible heater but that's about it atm
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:44 AM   #9
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Prob a par38 bulb. I'm not sure witch. We will have to wait for someone else to chime in. How many gallons is the tetra whisper filter for?
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