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Old 09-03-2015, 10:17 AM   #11
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Chinese algae eaters are great at cleaning. Or inch of fish per gallon.
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:35 AM   #12
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Woa!! I thought it would be? I mean I've never done SW so this was just tales from the SW guy here at work. Just curious.

Besides startup being a little more expensive what I see as "extra work with salt"
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Topping off everyday to insure constant salinity.
A little bit more water testing.
Salt mix can take time to fully mix.
Avoid these buy an auto top off and mix your salt the day before a water change.



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Besides startup being a little more expensive what I see as "extra work with salt"
My opinion only lol.
Topping off everyday to insure constant salinity.
A little bit more water testing.
Salt mix can take time to fully mix.
Avoid these buy an auto top off and mix your salt the day before a water change.



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Thanks for the info! That does sound good.


Got another myth (although no idea how). This one was your external air pump can be used in the tank as a heater.
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Yeah sw isn't to bad. Just expensive. I'd rather mix saltwater and test more often than gravel vac and deal with plants . Ugh plants...


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oof, a close one between needing an algae eater and an inch per gallon. Or how about "Run the tank+equipment for a few days and then your tank is cycled and you can add all the fish"?
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LFS staff always know what they are talking about.

The one I buy food from keeps trying to sell me an Arowana that was donated to them. :/


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My favorite is " you don't need water conditioners like Prime. They are just a gimmick to get your money"

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My favorite is " you don't need water conditioners like Prime. They are just a gimmick to get your money"

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Well you really don't if you're willing to let the water sit and gas out.

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1 inch fish, per gallon...

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