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Old 02-07-2012, 02:12 PM   #11
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Hi it was the best thing I ever done converting from fresh to salt water. I must warn you it's very addictive, lol.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:27 PM   #12
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Salt water tanks do not have less room for error as far as i've experienced. Keeping photosynthetic creatures is another story. A general fish tank is the same, except for the salt. You test for the same things, do water changes, feed...all the same.
Agreed ,so many people tend to make it out to be so difficult for those "thinking" about getting in to it...Its not..If you can keep a thriving FW system ,you can do the same for a SW fish only system
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #13
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I agree its not hard at all. And it is an addiction also a great conversation piece. I reciently had a birthday party for my 1yo daughter and everyone kept asking me about the tank. That's always a bad idea for most of us saltwater people because we just start spouting off at the mouth about stuff most people don't understand. Lol but its crazy once you start with saltwater you won't be able to stop there is always something cool to add to the tank
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It is pretty easy. I've never had a problem only had a snail die but I think it may of been a bad one I bought. I would get a protien skimmer also. I tried to run without one and it was fine but I just could feel the water quality wasn't as good as could be. I had a cyano outbreak so o bought one. Only filtration is just a hob with a sponge and some fluval water polishing pads in it.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:04 PM   #15
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I should have elaborated.

With SW fish costing considerably more than FW fish, I am generally ALOT more cautious in my husbandry when it comes to SW tanks... And I did include photosynthetic creatures and advanced inverts in my brain when making that statement, lol.
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Then I'm in agreement!
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Funny that since I started my 29g saltwater tank, my 140 and 240 freshwater tanks don't seem as interesting! The movement of the corals, the brighter colors of the fish all make it so much more interesting to watch! Now I am pricing the things it will take to make my 140g saltwater.
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If it weren't for the costs, I would switch to 100% SW in a heartbeat. I agree, almost everything is more colorful and 'alive'... It's better than TV, IMO. I have fake corals in my FW tanks, and they are almost insulting, lol.
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