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Old 08-31-2011, 04:15 AM   #1
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Smile Would love advice-new to SW

I already have a FW tank with African cichlids. However, I have always wanted a SW tank. I pretty much know nothing so I warmly welcome any advice =) I should be getting my tank this weekend. I am currently trying to figure out what all I need in regards to equipment and which is the best for my situation as well as simpler things like what kind of sand or live rock to get.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:39 AM   #2
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A lot of research. First thing is what size tank do you need and what type of setup do you want. Fish only or a reef setup.
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Moved to SW/Getting started.
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Here is a good link with the basics

Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank.

Good luck!
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Welcome to the forum! You will love saltwater!
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