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Old 07-12-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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thinking of starting a sw aquarium .. have a few questions

okay so i was thinking of starting a sw aquarium. if i do ill probably get a 20-29 gallon aquarium.
- how much salt do you have to add?
- how do you do water changes dealing with salt and everything?
- where can i find a cheap hood and light for a 20-29g aquarium?
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Salt depends on the brand you use. I personally use real ocean and its a half-cup of salt to every gallon of water. That puts me at about 1.023 salinity. Butlike I said its dependent on brand. And its roughly 50 dollars for 160 gallons worth of salt. In terms of water changes, they are the same as freshwater, only its recommended that you have pre-mixed saltwater on hand. You never wanna mix the salt directly into the display tank (very bad). And for a cheap hood and light combo. That depends on if you plan on keeping coral or not. If you do wanna keep them, you need higher-powered lighting. Check ebay and craigslist
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Salt depends on the brand you use. I personally use real ocean and its a half-cup of salt to every gallon of water. That puts me at about 1.023 salinity. Butlike I said its dependent on brand. And its roughly 50 dollars for 160 gallons worth of salt. In terms of water changes, they are the same as freshwater, only its recommended that you have pre-mixed saltwater on hand. You never wanna mix the salt directly into the display tank (very bad). And for a cheap hood and light combo. That depends on if you plan on keeping coral or not. If you do wanna keep them, you need higher-powered lighting. Check ebay and craigslist
okay thank you! (:
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your welcome and I say do it, its well worth it
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Lol okay i still have some more research to do first then its the convincing mom part thats hard Lol
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Haha yeah just find some really good saltwater pics and show her. Good luck
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good idea! Lol thanks again (:
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