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Freshwater is better (I can drink out of my tank) 11 50.00%
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Old 10-10-2005, 04:54 PM   #1
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The Great Debate

Some people prefer the dramatic colors of a salt water tank while others prefer the more natural feel of a freshwater tank. What do you like better?
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Old 10-10-2005, 05:13 PM   #2
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I have to admit I chose freshwater - though I rarely drink from my tank. (Anyone who is unsure of why I used the word "rarely" as opposed to "never" has never siphoned.)
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Me thinks there should be a vote for Both. Besides, Why doesn'y a SW tank feel natural?
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I chose Fresh strictly because it fits my budget and the budget of a larger percentage of people. In the cichlid world, you can get nearly as colorful fish and it's all just a matter of opinion about personalities. I do like the coral, inverts, and other stuff like that in SW, but there are a few options in the FW realm to make up for it (shrimp, cray's, etc). Increase my salary by about $2,000 a month and perhaps I'll vote Salty for ya.

Oh, and just for you Stuart.... I siphon once (sometimes twice) a week and have "NEVER" drank my tank water. Oh the joys of the Python. Best $40 I've spent to date.
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Me thinks there should be a vote for Both. Besides, Why doesn'y a SW tank feel natural?
Sorry for the double post but I agree. I would have voted BOTH for sure. And I also agree about the "natural" bit. In fact, more often I feel that Salties are more natural than Fresh... what's up with the glow-in-the-dark stuff and the neon colored substrate? How is that natural?
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Oh the joys of the Python. Best $40 I've spent to date. Wink
I just got one last month. If you have one of these, there is no reason to put off any water changes.

Freshwater for me. A lot less things to go wrong in my opinion.
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Freshwater vs saltwater
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Two closely related choices; one a bit more technically difficult than the other, but not impossible to pick up.

It's freshwater for me, partly because of the start-up and maintenance costs. Also, I just prefer a superbly-done planted tank to a superbly-done reef tank.
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I picked freshwater because everything you need for freshwater is more readily available where I live. Also your options for stocking a freshwater tank are endless while their is a limited selection for stocking my saltwater tank.
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I love both but am not able to do SW yet as I haven't done enough research and wouldn't go into it until I felt I had a real grasp on it.
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