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Old 08-24-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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Wantin to set up a salt water tank

I got a 25 gallon tank im thinking about switchin over...how much work is it for upkeep
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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The upkeep is dependent on what you have in the tank. You should plan on weekly or biweekly water changes. It is not difficult once you figure out the game.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:52 AM   #3
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Hmm ok, is a 25 gallon ok to start with?
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I wouldent go less then 55 for my first salt tank the smaller the tank the faster stuff can go bad as soon as u have the experience then I would go with a smaller tank put in some time be for u go nano tank IMO
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Ok ty for the help guyz
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25 is doable but less forgiving.
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I agree 25 is doable, but once you catch the fever you will want to go bigger!
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:10 PM   #8
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25g is doable and you can save some money by skipping a skimmer which you can't really do on your larger tanks. Weekly water changes and proper maintenance are the key for running a small tank. And if youre not doing corals you can get by with cheapo lights too, the fish actually don't care.
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Hmm sweet, if something continues to happen to my freshwater I may switch it over...any ideas on how to start a salt water?
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Here is an article for the basics

Cycle your salt tank

Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank.
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