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Old 03-20-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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I have been a fresh water hobbyist from my younger days, I got back into the hobby about a year ago setting up a small fresh water for my daughter. I got hooked again and I really want to go salt water but I have no clue where to start. I might of put the cart before the horse and already selected the fish I would want. From that I figured looking at live aquaria I will need a huge tank (300 gallon) is that even feasible for a first timer.
Also besides the tank what else would I need to do it right? (I figure the filter, lights, cooler/heater)

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Old 06-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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I still haven't made the jump into salt water. I realize now after some research and speaking to some people I know with salt tanks that I really can't get what I want at least to begin with or well unless I win the lotto.

My dream stock is:
Clown fish
Lion fish
Puffer ( love the porcupine )
Blue tang
Humuhumu trigger
Clown trigger
Queen angel
All of those hold a special place from my scuba diving days. Plus love sharks but not willing to keep one in an aquarium.

I might be getting my hands on a used 120 gallon , any advice on if any of these are compatible and could be happily homed in that size tank.

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Clowns....and all the rest, as juveniles. IMO, the clown trigger is a nasty, nasty fish and I wouldn't recommend one in a community tank. Lions don't do anything for me at all, but I do share your love for the porcupine puffer. I would want a larger tank for this fish because I would not want to re-home it after a couple years. They have too much personality to just give away.
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That's what I had thought, I always grow so attached to my pets I would hate to have them for a while then rehome them. I was thinking a couple clowns and maybe a dwarf angel, plus some other smaller fish
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Yes, even a tang or two. A kole and a regal(hippo) would be ok in a 120 for a while. You could contact your local public aquarium. They have been known to take large fish. then you can even go and see him/her
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