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Old 01-30-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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Hey I'm new to this but I need some advice on getting started with me saltwater tank.I have read various things but still in the dark with what to buy initially!I know I should start off slow and build it up slowly.You guys all started somewhere please tell me about your tank and system ? Amy advice would be much appreciated

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Cheers dude!
When you first started did you buy a whole marine tank setup? I am getting a tank tomorrow approximately 1mtr in length by 500mm deep and high.I then need which items? Lighting,protein skimmer,filter...? Is this all? Because a lady in a shop today said read all about "the nitrogen cycle" before you do anything?? What is it?!
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As far as the cycle read this

Cycle your salt tank

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Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank.
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Showcase? May have better luck in getting started. Welcome... it's addicting
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what type of tank? is it drilled or not,I would definately go with drilled and a sump if you can,

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Thanks hinds! i really only want to keep some live coral,clownfish,Tangs and cleaners such as shrimp,snails etc! Yes I have a young boy who loves nemo! But I have been contemplating getting a real marine aquarium for years!! And now it's time.I have approx 1mtr tank.so where do I start? I need a filter,protein skimmer,sump?where's the cheapest place to purchase online?can you sendpics of your system?
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Thank you David that's interesting! I have a work colleague who knows somebody who is making a tank at this size.I doubt it will be drilled :-( can you buy a system without having to drill the tank?
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