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Freshwater is better (I can drink out of my tank) 11 50.00%
Saltwater is better (I can pour it on my fries) 3 13.64%
Both 8 36.36%
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:29 PM   #11
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I have had both and I am still trying to sell my sw set up. It was just too much for me. I even found that I payed less attention to my sw fish than my fw. I enjoy looking at sw tanks, but not the process.

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I choose fresh because I'm a high school student with limited time and money, but...

I believe both fresh and salt have their strong points. Fresh is good for people who don't have a TON of time to spend on their tanks and don't have TONS of money. Salt is cool because there are so many aspects to keeping salt water fish and the fish by themselves are simply fascinating to watch, but I think a lot of people love that 'stream' look or 'natural' look. Not to say that salt isn't natural, its just more exotic than fresh.

Whatever floats your boat basically.

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I find that I'm fascinated by SW tanks. So many different types of critters can be found living in and around the rocks and sand beds. When you toss in a couple of fish, it can be really exciting to see. I recall seeing a pic of a cleaner shrimp doing his cleaning thing on a large fish.

That being said, I have an equal fascination with planted FW tanks. The fact that you can keep aquatic plants in a tank is really cool.

So, for me, though I keep a FW planted tank, I like SW tanks just as much.

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