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Old 02-13-2011, 02:02 AM   #1
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What is essential to a beginner saltwater fish tank??

I am starting a 55 gallon saltwater fish tank. I plan to just have fish (no corals, etc). What do I definitely need to have (equipment, substrate, etc)???
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:31 AM   #2
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there are stickies at the top of the forum for it but the biggest thing is you need a tank and saltwater a protien skimmer and a canister filter. if you're not goign to be gettign live rock then theres no need for a power head.

as for substats most of us woudl recommend sand. its harder to clean but easier to maintain, if that makes any sense
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Knowledge. Basically you don't want to start a SW tank without knowing what you're getting into. Read the stickies as "gti leo" recommended. Also, stick around the forum and follow along with some of the topics, a lot of answers to questions you don't have yet will be there.

*Also, remember that it's going to be more expensive and time demanding than you expect. If that flies, then you're ready!
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