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Freshwater 203 62.08%
Brackish 2 0.61%
Saltwater 60 18.35%
Multiple types (FW and SW as an example) 62 18.96%
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:56 AM   #1
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Do you keep Freshwater or Saltwater or both?

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Old 03-09-2006, 02:40 PM   #2
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I only keep freshwater, but I've been researching saltwater for over a year. I think I'm giving up on actually building a SW tank, just because of the expense of doing SW right.
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I have 10 FW tanks, 2 larger ones and 8 smaller ones.
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I am similar to dskidmore in that I have looked into SW many times but have not taken the plunge because of expense. I'm a bargain hunter but over the years though I have still spent many hundreds (thousands?) on my FW aquariums. That leaves me with 11 FW tanks that give me room to have to have Malawi, Tanganyikan, South American, mixed, breeding, grow-out, QT, etc. I keep plenty of extra media colonized so I like that I can set up another FW tank in a very short amount of time if need be. I like that even in a small tank I can see interesting colony and mating behaviors. I'd still like to have a reef tank and seahorse tank some day but I'm not sure that it could beat the beauty of a lush green planted tank. I'd love to watch all the critters and things that inhabit a reef and sand bed though
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I had managed to keep MTS in check until I got the 75 gallon. At that rate, it became worth keeping a full time QT. Half of my CO2 waterbath tank is available for emergency isolation, and there's room on the shelf for a propgation tank or something. I'm trying to decide what I want to do with a third ten gallon.
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Old 03-10-2006, 12:22 AM   #6
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I keep sw, fw and ponds. I like a bit of everything.
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Old 03-10-2006, 06:28 PM   #7
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I have 7 FW torpical tanks, given me alot of joy and heartache. Im sure you can relate....
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Old 03-11-2006, 11:52 AM   #8
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I had 10+ years with FW, then 6 years without any fish and now 3 years + with SW. Best lesson learned for both is QT and regular PWC keeps the meds away!
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I have a 50 gal reef tank and a 55 gal FW. They're just a blast to watch!
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Old 08-20-2006, 11:43 PM   #10
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Just freshwater now. When I managed a pet shop that sold salt I set up a 20 long saltwater tank, figuring I could help customers better if I actually had gone through it.

I did everything fantastically wrong (now this was in the old days, maybe 20 years ago). Some crushed coral, a few pieces of decorative coral, a HOB filter, saltwater, DONE.

****ed if that tank wasn't a huge success. It was overstocked, wrongly stocked, haphazardly maintained...I tore it down 2 years later because I was BORED with it. The fish never died, so I never got to add anything new! I think the key was I was able to go to the wholesaler and choose the tiniest examples of fish....I have no idear. "Do as the smart people say, not as I do!" Good thing we hired a fish guy...

Like the dogs fed Ol' Roy, who never see a vet, get no heartworm prevention, have 18 litters of puppies, run across the highway to visit their dog friends 5 times a day, and live to be 22....
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