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Old 08-02-2011, 08:54 PM   #11
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Would that light be strong enough ?
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:37 PM   #12
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For what? Some corals? Do you know the wattage on them?
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:18 PM   #13
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Yea , I'm not sure I'll have to see when I go pick it up Thursday . I was too tired to break it down today . What is a good coral wattage ??
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:19 PM   #14
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SALTIES CHIME IN Please !
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:52 PM   #15
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I just pm-ed a salty person, the best one on here IMO, so hopefully they will chime in soon
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:00 AM   #16
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You could of course use that tank for salt water. You wouldnt be able to keep a huge assortment of corals though, its only a dual bulb and looks like t8 bulbs to me. You could keep mushrooms and zooas and maybe some leathers.

In a 30g tank you could fit a pair a clowns and maybe another fish you like. It looks like the tank is deep rather than having a larger base so you shouldnt try to fit too many fish in there.

You could also add hermits, snails, and shrimp of course!
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So Carey since you are the expert and I am Saltless , what exactly would I need to buy and do to make this a sw ?
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I'm far from an expert, LOL. I've just setup a bunch of tanks so I kinda know what ya need.

You'd need at least 30lbs of rock, live or base(dead), 30lbs or so of sand, a powerhead and salt. You also should use ro/di water which means either like $70 for your own machine or buying it from your lfs or a supermarket water machine. You''ll need a heater just like in fw so thats no different. You can use your current filter setup too.

If you have the money a refractometer $30, or a hydrometer $15 for testing salinity.

Thats all I can come up with off the top of my head.

Hope that helps!
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Wow so I wouldn't be that bad after all .. Thanks Carey ! You've put my mind at ease & they possibilities are flowing !
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Any fish ideas Carey ? I know it'll be at least a month & 1/2 but I can't help asking !
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