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Old 06-11-2006, 09:55 AM   #11
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Hi Everybody. I have been doing a lot of reading and I have decided to keep my tank F/W, however I am going to setup some kind of nano-cube for S/W. I feel more combfortable starting with something like that to get the feel for S/W. Thanks for all your help.
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Hi Everybody. I have been doing a lot of reading and I have decided to keep my tank F/W, however I am going to setup some kind of nano-cube for S/W. I feel more combfortable starting with something like that to get the feel for S/W. Thanks for all your help.
IMO, nano's aren't the best way to get the feel for SW. They need a much more watchful eye and dedicated husbandry.
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YOu could also look at it this way. IF a person starts with a nano and can learn from it and master it then they should be able to master a larger tank with more ease if they decide to get a larger one later on.

However where I do agree with ryguy is in the fact that a larger tank may cost a little more initially- in comparrison this extra cost will probably be pretty small. The difference between a 30 gallon and a 90 gallon in cost is probably not all that different but the 90 gallo ngive you so much more oppertunity and safety. I nthe end it will be more worth it. But it wil lrequire more maintanance.
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The manager of my Petsmart tried doing a saltwater tank and started off when an anemone, clown fish and Damsels.. He put tons of money in it and the anemone shocked all the fish and killed them.. So he learned the hard way.. If your not wanting to take such a chance money wise and you really want a salt water tank it might be best to set it up with no reef's or anemone's or anything that requires a heavy watt light.... that way it's not such a loss (money wise) if it doesn't work out.
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IMO, nano's aren't the best way to get the feel for SW. They need a much more watchful eye and dedicated husbandry.
Agreed, less water+mistake=catastropic events....
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IMO, nano's aren't the best way to get the feel for SW. They need a much more watchful eye and dedicated husbandry.
Agreed, less water+mistake=catastropic events....

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The manager of my Petsmart tried doing a saltwater tank and started off when an anemone, clown fish and Damsels..
Anemoes need an established tank, this sounds like he tried a fish/anenmoe cycle...no wonder everything died!

I love SW and was a little nervous at first, but I read and listend and learned. I'm from Texas, so I started with a 55G, no nanos for me! LOL! No offence to the nano folks!
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