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Old 04-25-2014, 04:18 PM   #11
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I've been doing research every day for about the past three years, and I'm just setting up my first salt water tank now!

I would recommend holding off on setting anything up now and researching until you KNOW that you know everything there is to know about the type of setup you want. Doing that much research will help eliminate any confusion and give you peace of mind that you're doing everything right.

Good luck!!
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:34 PM   #12
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Just saw this thread I am starting my first salty as well, best thing to dk is read read read, I get bouts of insomnia so used those to read a lot also pick the brains of lfs ppl if they have the time. Be patient salt is a lot more then fresh to start up as well so to make it easier piece it out while your reading up.

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Old 04-28-2014, 02:07 PM   #13
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Welcome to the saltwater world! It is too easy! Do you research before buying items you don't need!!!$$$$$ I have a 90G mixed reef....NO SUMP!!!

My setup
Marineland (1) 350 filter $24.99 on sale at Petsmart
Marineland (2) H.O.T filter $75.00 used filled with crushed coral!
AquaC Remora Skimmer (1)$250.00 with drain tube
Green Machine UV Sterilizer (1) $80.00
Aqueon Heater 250w power head (3) $150.00
Odyssea T5 48" light/w timer $130.00
add sand and good base rock/live rock 50lbs $200.00
Good luck!!
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Youtube has gobs of great videos!! Also, www.vividaquariums.com has videos, pictures, and lots of info.
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